Community Interest Kits & Backpacks for checkout

Check Out Colorado State Parks at Alamosa Public Library

Library backpack

The Check Out Colorado State Parks Program is available at the Alamosa Public Library. The program, the result of a partnership between Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Colorado Department of Education State Library, provides the library with a hang-tag park pass and adventure backpack filled with information and education activities, including field guides, state park information, and binoculars.

Alamosa Public Library patrons can check out the backpack with a library card for up to seven days.

The free pass included in the backpack allows one vehicle and its passengers into any of Colorado’s 41 state parks. As the checkout period is 7 days, a patron can use it in one park for a one-week/weekend camping trip in one state park, for instance, or could visit several state parks over the course of the week.

“We encourage all Coloradans to explore and learn through their libraries,” said Colorado State Library Development Director, Sharon Morris. “This pass and backpack program gives residents the opportunity to literally “check out Colorado State Parks” and discover the wildlife and beauty of our state.”

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Birdwatching Backpack

This backpack is perfect for children to take on their walks, other outdoor vacation adventure or right in their own backyard!

The backpack contains: binoculars, bird watching notebook, Alamosa bird list and trails map, coloring book & crayons and other surprises.  There are bird watching DVDs and books that can be checked out to go with the Bird Watching backpack.

Alamosa Public Library patrons can check out the backpack with a library card for up to seven days.


Alamosa Trails Backpack


Other outdoor recreation resources:
Outdoor Recreation Ideas – Alamosa and the San Luis Valley
The 10 Essentials for Hiking
Adams State Adventure Program
Standup Paddleboard Rentals 
Weekends on the Rio:    2019 Weekends on the Rio will run every Sunday June 23 – August 25
(except Aug. 4).
Birding & Wildlife – Alamosa Trails