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Great Sand Dunes National Park

11500 Highway 150, Mosca, CO 81146
719-378-2312
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Mosca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Geologic Formations, Monuments/ Statues
Activities: Hiking, Driving, Camping
Description: Offers North America's largest sand dunes.
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Beautiful walk up to the sand dunes through a shallow river. The awe of seeing the sand dunes and the expansive mountains and hills of sand was like no experience I have had. Kids had a blast. Bring water for drinking. Especially if you get a mouthful of sand and if it's hot. Fairly long walk from car to the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

Another gem of the National Park Service. Suggest viewing the 20 minute orientation video at the Ranger Visitor Center and then proceeding to the very accessible high sand dunes. Walk across the shallow wide creek (or wade in the spring and earlier summer) and then trek up the dunes. Half hour gets you high enough on ridges for great views... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Amazing place, beautiful experience but come prepare for walking. Frequently sand storms will stop you. Wind is very strong you will feel like needles hitting your skin. But it something that you must try and experience👍

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Fayetteville
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9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The sand dunes create a beautiful and interesting contrast to the mountains behind them (if you can, take in the view at sunset!). I love hiking, so climbing to the top was a fun challenge. And it was harder than expected. It took me about an hour or so, and I was really motoring. My friend and I found a... More

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Painesville, Ohio
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7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

My husband and I have been on a mission to see as many National Parks as possible in the USA. We were in the area on this vacation so we stopped at the Great Sand Dunes. It was our least favorite national park to date. With that being said, there is still a natural beauty about the giant sand dunes.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

But this place is incredible.....to see the "mountains" of sand....very well explained at the visitor centre. Just $3 to enter and then there is the "sand boarding" which my kids loved. Rented from Kristi mountain sports in Alamosa who were very helpful and happy for the boards to be returned the next day for no extra charge. $18 for a... More

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brooklyn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I have been wanting to visit since moving to CO over two years ago. We finally made it! Only $3/person to get in, and that lasts for 7 days, When you see pictures and read reviews it sounds fun, but once you are hiking up the huge dunes, it becomes amazing. There are patches of wild sunflowers dotting the dunes... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The sand dunes are spectaculair and it is definitely worthwhile hiking to the top, from where the view is spectacular. The hike can be hard, depending on the way you choose, since you can walk wherever you like. Definitely the largest sandbox one can play in.

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Arvada, Colorado
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Wow! It is an incredible experience to visit the Sand Dunes of Colorado. Nested in the Sangre de Cristo Mountain range are the stunning and amazing Sand Dunes. The dunes are stunning and spectacular. The location is a drive but so worth it. A must see at least once in your life time.

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Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Looks like someone just dumped a huge sand pile in the middle of nowhere, we enjoyed our visit, here, you don't know just how huge this is until you get to the visitor center and see the people up on the dunes. Wed didn't make the climb, but there were a lot of folks up on them and then sliding... More

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