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Mosca, Colorado: Colorado Gators Reptile Park Team Field Report

9162 CR 9 N., Mosca, CO
Seventeen miles north of Alamosa, or three miles south of Hooper, on the east side of Hwy 17.
Spring and Fall weekends, Summer daily 9 am - 5 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Colorado Gators Reptile Park

Colorado Gators Reptile Park

"The only high-altitude alligator farm" started as a fish farm, and the gators were convenient garbage disposals. Now it's a full blown tourist attraction which also offers classes in gator wresting. Report... [06/05/2011]

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Colorado Gators Reptile Park

This is a neat place. It is a bit pricey but worth the trip. The people that work there are very nice, explain different things, answered our youngest 50 questions and they even let our girls pet and hold several animals!

[Rachael, 06/27/2016]

Gator wrestling.

Colorado Gators Reptile Park

There's way more than just gators, and the family who owns and operates it are super nice and friendly. The barriers between the visitors and the gators are pretty shabby, and the day we were there, the gators were feisty, fighting and hissing and snapping -- over 400 of them. So I wouldn't bring your dog, like another visitor said. There was a sign that said "This workplace has been accident-free for 1.5 hours."

Our kids loved holding the baby gator.

[Naomi Haverland, 08/27/2013]

Alligator at Colorado Gators Reptile Park.

Colorado Gators Reptile Park

This place is definitely a must-see if you're anywhere nearby, but one important fact hasn't been mentioned: You can bring your dog! Imagine the fun as Fido comes face-to-face with one of the many tortoises that wander around the park, or sniffs uncomprehendingly at gators (through the fence, of course). I wish I'd had my chihuahua with me today; those ostriches would have given him something to think about.

[Felicia W., 05/25/2011]

Feed Us Thanks.

Colorado Gator Farm

A delightful stop on our way north through Colorado. We had a ball, checking out the gators, snakes, tortoises (wandering around underfoot!), and of course, the tilapia. The bio-dome was beautiful, the gators handsome. Got my picture taken with a live stapler gator, got to feed the rest of them.

[Robin, 11/17/2010]

Nearby Offbeat Places

The UFO WatchtowerThe UFO Watchtower, Hooper, CO - 6 mi.
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Highest Sand Dunes in North AmericaHighest Sand Dunes in North America, North Mosca, CO - 20 mi.
In the region:
Biggin The Lumberjack, South Fork, CO - 42 mi.

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