West of the Great Sand Dunes and south of the Alien Observation Deck is an odd little tourist attraction. Sure, the annual rainfall in the Alamosa area is 7.6 inches (source). Sure there are on average 227 days with minimum temperature below freezing. Sure the altitude is over 7,000 feet above sea level. Nonetheless, there are alligators in the area.
I think maybe the Colorado Gators Reptile Park primarily draws tourists who are bored by all the sand at Great Sand Dunes, but it seems to be a popular attraction. They recently celebrated "Egg Fest 2012".
"Hopefully we will have alligator eggs to collect. It's exciting to watch the "momma gators" defend their nest as the employees collect the eggs."