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Address: Alamosa, CO
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Description: A small creek providing water to the sand dunes area.

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Really fun!

This creek is only up for a short time in the summer, but we were there in mid-June during a period of storms and mountain runoff, so it was higher than we've normally seen at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
Stefanie H
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

This creek is only up for a short time in the summer, but we were there in mid-June during a period of storms and mountain runoff, so it was higher than we've normally seen at that time of year. The water is freezing, but it's fun to wade through to the shallower sand areas and play. You have to get... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

My 6-year-old daughter and I visited the Sand Dunes and Medano Creek on June 6. The 'creek' was extremely wide, maybe 100 yards, and perhaps ankle deep bewteen surges. We were there in the morning, and the water was very cold, but we still managed to play in it for a good hour. The surges are a lot of fun...almost... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We walked through this gorgeous creek area on our way to go sand sledding at the great dunes across the river. The water was cool and the view of the sand dunes with the snow capped mountains int he back is stunning. I wish we could have spent more time hanging out in and near the river, the families doing... More 

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New Albany, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Wow! If you can plan a spring trip to the Dunes, Medano Creek is a once in a lifetime experience. Don't miss reverting to childhood and take a splash in the cool runoff of the spring melt. If you slip and fall, the sand is soft and the creek is about 6" max deep. If you don't want to directly... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We had a great time at this unique National Park. The creek was cool and refreshing. It was fun to wade through and then check out the Sand Dunes, though we didn't get very far there. This is such a beautiful, unexpected place. Everyone was having a great time too. There is not enough parking for the crowds at this... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We waded in Little Medano Creek while visiting Great Sand Dunes National park. Played for a while in the water surges it is really nice cold water and is a great cool off from walking the dunes and sand boarding.

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Albany, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Jumping in on this listing b/c Medano Creek does flow (during the spring at least) through GSD NP (although the park is closer to Mosca than Alamosa). Seriously it's a national park that was fairly well attended when I went, how is there no separate listing here? As to the park itself. Beautiful and otherworldly. You have massive Sahara like... More 

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Tucson
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We saw the creek as something you had to wade across to get to the sand dunes. It was cool, but not cold and very clear.

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Colorado Springs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The creek runs across the sand dunes every spring and picks up in early summer as the runoff increases out of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range. It is only an inch or two deep and about twenty feet wide, and is hours of beach-like entertainment for kids and families! Bear in mind...as the runoff deepens, it comes down COLD.... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

It is still early to have much water, but we really enjoyed playing at Medano Creek. Watch and LISTEN for the surge flow - micro hydrodynamics at work.

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Address: Address: Alamosa, CO
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Alamosa

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