Borderlands of Southern Colorado


Adams State University in Alamosa, CO, will serve as homebase for the workshop. Classroom work, lectures, and group activities will take place on campus, as well as appropriate facilities at or near historic site locations. Scholars and teaching mentors will have access to resources and tools necessary to conduct instruction, including computers, LCD projectors, and wifi access. Educators will receive complimentary notebooks in which to record notes during all activities and have access to digital resources on digital flash drives.

Lodging and Meals

Participants will have access to housing options in various price ranges. A number of options for housing will be available, including two options on campus at Adams State University.

  • Apartment-style housing with private bedrooms are available at $30/night.
  • Suite-style residence halls for participants with guests and/or families, are available at $60/night.
  • Rooms at several local hotels in Alamosa are available at $95-$120/night, including one within short walking distance to the university.

Breakfast is available for all participants at the Adams State University dining hall. Due to the importance of meals as they relate to borderlands culture and the regional experience, and because of the remoteness of some of the communities, several group lunches and dinners will be incorporated into the curriculum as opportunities for learning, sharing, and inquiry around local traditions, culture, and heritage.


Alamosa is located about 3.5 hours from both Denver and Albuquerque. Participants flying into Denver International Airport will receive information about ground transportation to Alamosa.

Continuing Education

Educators will receive a certificate of contact hours from History Colorado to use for license renewal upon successful completion of the workshop. For an additional fee, educators may receive graduate credit from Adams State University, a regionally accredited university that issues credit for continuing education and graduate courses.