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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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A cold little creek to cross over to the dunes

I was very surprised by this little creek. It is so unusual. Go to the visitor center first. They will explain about the creek and the dunes and why they are the way they are. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
LisaLGaspard
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

I was very surprised by this little creek. It is so unusual. Go to the visitor center first. They will explain about the creek and the dunes and why they are the way they are. The water is very cold, even in July, because it comes from the mountains. It is an unusual phenomenon. The dunes are amazing, impressive and... More 

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Belton, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

WE have visited Alamosa and the Sand Dunes several times and because of the drought no water in the creek this time it was perfect certainly well worth the wait. The fact you can get the creek, the dunes the beautiful mountains in the background is really awe inspiring. So just be patient.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We rode into the Great Sand Dunes National Park on our motorcycle. Not many roads to ride. Best stop at Medano Creek and wade across to the dunes. They also have a nice picnic area there.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

It was a stormy day when we visited, but the sun came out and l waded across the water was freezing!!! and if l stood still l sank into the sand but it was fun.

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Not sure why I can't find a separate listing for just the Great Sand Dunes National Park, because that is the real highlight here, but the creek is fun too! On the day we went last week, in mid-July, the creek is very, very shallow - just up to our ankles if that, but all 7 in our party (adult... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

If you can make it out to the dunes in the early summer this is the most fun place to bring your kids. The water can be cold int he early morning since it's running down from the mountains but usually warms up by 10-11am (though parking might be tough to find by then). Bring sand toys and inflatables for... More 

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Westville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This is the creek you have to cross before you get to the big dunes at GSDNP. it's very shallow, but the most interesting thing about it is it "surges". I've never seen a creek do that before, especially in a land locked state. Be sure & go to the visitor center & watch the film. It explains this phenom... More 

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Castle Pines, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Between the parking lot and the main dunes you find Little Medano Creek. It is about 50 years wide, a bit cold but a ton of fun. The creek is mostly sand with a few larger rocks but nothing too big. It was maybe mid shin deep in the main channel. The most interesting part of the creek is that... More 

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Chicago, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is such a neat experience! You're surrounded by beautiful mountains and amazing dunes and then there is this shallow, warm watered creek meandering through the park. By my trip in late June, the water was only 2-6" deep in most areas- but those surge waves are just absolutely enchanting and fun to play with. If you're going to spend... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

My mom turned 80 in June and had always wanted to visit Great Sand Dune national park. She is a fourth generation native of Colorado, from the time she was a little girl she asked her father every year to visit this amazing site in Colorado and the year he finally agreed there was a forest fire, needless to say... More 

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

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