Colorado Resort Adventure Guide

Southwest Region
Colorado Alligator Farm, Mosque, CO

by Dawn Janov

Come visit the alligators living the good life in Colorado. Sun, hot springs and plenty of food make for their happy toothy smiles.

When the a permit to dump waste from a new aquaculture business was refused, an innovative idea introduced 100 baby alligators who took over the task by eating the waste and dead fish - and the alligator farm began.

You can feed the alligators, have your picture taken holding a baby gator, or just enjoy looking at this strange companion to a commercial fishery. You can sign up for their alligator wrestling class. Practice hard because there is a once a year Gatorfest where competitors, swing, canoe, bucket and run a course for the fastest time.

Other exotic reptiles such as an albino boa constrictor, pythons, nurse sharks, geckos, and tortoises are on display, many which have been rescued.

a young man and an alligator at the Colorado Alligator Farm in Mosque, Colorado
  • Admission: $10 adults, $5 kids 6 to 12 and seniors (65 to 80), 5 and under and over 80 are free.
  • Hours: Open daily, 9am -- 5pm Labor Day to Memorial Day, and 9am - 7pm during the summer.
  • Directions: 17 miles north of Alamosa on State 17
  • Address: 9162 County Road 9 North, Mosca, CO 81146
  • Phone: (719) 378-2612
photo used by permission Colorado Alligator Farm, Mosque, CO

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