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Little Medano Creek

Alamosa, CO
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Ranked #8 of 10 Attractions in Alamosa
Type: Bodies of Water
Description: A small creek providing water to the sand dunes area.
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Aurora, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Medano Creek is part of the Great Sand Dunes. The Dunes are spectacular!!! Tallest sand dunes in U.S. Highly recommend.

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Alamosa, Colorado
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is by far one of the best and easiest ways to have a great day in Colorado in late Spring- just time it right and go to the Dunes when Medano creek is flowing and it's like your own little beach complete with wading pools and cool crisp flowing water. It doesn't get any more wholesome or simple than... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

If you go at the right time (we went with the kids in late April), it's like a day at the beach. Water was a few feet deep max and pretty easy to navigate across.

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Magnolia, Texas
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13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Little Medano Creek is at the base of the Great Sand Dunes National Park. You have to walk through it to get onto the dunes. The day we were here a major rain storm came up along with thunder and lightening. The rain provided enough water to really move the water in the creek, only to slow to a trickle... More

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Cabool, Missouri
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67 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

We traveled to the Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado and went to the Little Medano Creek area, with the Sand Dunes and the Sangre De Christo Mountains framed behind it. Really enjoyed the three dimensional, Creek, Dunes, Mountains.

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Denver, CO
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

Once done with the sand sledding, we played at the creek. My little girl, who I will call pigpen was in her element. She immediately immersed herself in the low flowing water of the creek and got as sandy as one person could get. I'm glad I didn't overlook the swimsuits. There is a restroom in the parking lot with... More

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

This is not what I would consider an attraction. I had pictured a real creek, where my boys could splash around and have water fights or whatever, but this is just a tiny stream that was totally dry in most places. It felt nice to walk through because the sand was so hot, but it really isn't big enough to... More

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Littleton, Colorado
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2011

We visited in early June and the creek was still running pretty well. We hiked all the way upstream from the dunes parking lot to the point where the creek becomes very rocky and starts flowing a bit faster. It was a spectacular hike. Either bring shoes that can get wet or plan on going barefoot. The water is surprisingly... More

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Mission, Kansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2003

Our family has traveled to the Sand Dunes just about every summer for the last 25 years or so. It is our favorite vacation spot in Colorado. This creek only runs during the summertime when the snow melts from up in the mountians, then it runs down into the creek that flows around in front of the Sand Dunes. Because... More

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