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Great Sand Dunes NP - Alamosa Area Recommendations?

monab Nov 6, 2012 03:06 PM

We are going to be in the area on a road trip.
Any recommendations for great eats?

  1. Veggo Nov 6, 2012 05:37 PM

    There are a lot of fairly private picnic area turn-offs with tables and grills in the park - it's a wonderful place to do your own thing for lunch. The driveway is probably 20 miles, and you need provisions for a day trip. It is a spectacular piece of nature. Options for dinner in Alamosa are limited, options in La Veta an hour east are better and Taos is the best. Depends on where you plan to spend the night.
    Enjoy climbing the dunes!

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    1. re: Veggo
      monab Nov 7, 2012 11:41 AM

      Thanks for the suggestions!
      We haven't decided where exactly to spend the night - will probably base it on where the best eats are!
      so, if anyone has specific recommendations for Alamosa or La Veta - or anywhere else, that would be great! (We are heading up to Denver after, so Taos is probably to far south for us).
      Thanks again!

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      paul balbin Nov 6, 2012 05:17 PM

      There is some good Spanish food near the RR. tracks. Several places which are dives but good
      food. Ask for Spanish food as the locals have issues with the term"Mexican food". They do not
      consider them selves Mexican.
      Good Luck

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