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Great Sand Dunes National Park

Address: 11500 Highway 150, Mosca, CO 81146
Phone Number: 719-378-2312
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Mosca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Geologic Formations, National Parks, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Hiking, Driving, Camping
Owner description: Offers North America's largest sand dunes.
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Geologic Formations, National Parks, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Hiking, Driving, Camping
Owner description: Offers North America's largest sand dunes.
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Greenville, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

One of my new favorite National Parks! Beautiful, quite, sand, snow, great for running, great for sunsets and sunrises, and dog friendly! Doesn't get much better than that! Some more details and photos on my blog: http://driftingeverafter.weebly.com/a-triple-threat-sand-snow-and-sunsets.html

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We visited the Great Sand Dunes National Park in July 2014. We were very amazed by the sand dunes and enjoyed our trip, and were thankful that we had read from several other reviewers to wear shoes that cover your feet. The sand does get very hot in the sun! We did enjoy our time hiking around, but really only... More 

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Boulder, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Camped here the end of April/beginning of May 2014 in a 24 foot travel trailer. No reservations are allowed and the best sites (outer perimeter with nicest view of Sand Dunes) fill up quickly even during the week. Alot of the sites are rather open and close together so be prepared for some noise and lack of privacy. Our site... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The Great Sand Dunes are a stunning landscape unlike any other I've ever seen. Nestled against the base of the Sangre de Christo Mountains, these jaw dropping dunes cover an astounding 32 square miles and tower an incredible 750 feet into the sky. While the dunes may not appear very tall on approach, once you arrive their scope becomes evident... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Fortunately passed The Great Sand Dunes on the way back from Pagosa. Who knew This would be a great memory from the family trip. It was simply amazing to be around nature's beauty so distinct from other parts of Colorado. It's only 15 or so miles off the main road and definitely worth the trip as the main trip or... More 

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Langley City, Canada
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164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

As you are driving up from far away to this site in the middle of nowhere it doesn't look that impressive. And then you get there, and start trying to climb it and it is AMAZING. The medano creek flowing was a nice touch, and the pitch black at night provided the best view of the milky way I have... More 

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Oklahoma
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55 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This was my second visit to Great Sand Dunes and the visitor facilities and interpretation have improved since the first visit. There are some good interactive exhibits in the visitor center. But you have to leave the visitor center and walk along or wade over Medano Creek to appreciate the huge scale of the dunes. Most visitors miss the short... More 

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

From the distance it just looks like a big pile of sand. But you'll really be surprized once you start up this MOUNTAIN of sand. If you make it up to the top, you'll swear you're treking across the Sahara Desert. What a beath-taking view. Don't forget the camera! Then you'll stand there in amazement, wondering where in the world... More 

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We visited this National Park at the beginning of December. The weather was warm for this time of year. The visitor's center is excellent and provided very good explanations for the unique dunes and how they are maintained by the weather of this high valley. The facilities were clean and staff very friendly.

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Tucson, Arizona
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The scenery here is spectacular and it is well worth the visit. We enjoyed photographing the landscape and watching birds and wildlife; a doe with a tiny fawn walked right in front of us. A fee is collected to enter the park but they do accept National Park Passes. There is a campground, picnic areas, and a visitor center with... More 

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