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Great Sand Dunes National Park

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Address: 11500 Highway 150, Mosca, CO 81146
Phone Number: 719-378-2312
Activities: Hiking, Driving, Camping
Description: Offers North America's largest sand dunes.

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Wonderful family day

Just before you enter the park, there's a camp ground/gas station/sundry store. It has wooden sleds and boards for rent at $20 each (for the day). We rented both boards and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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348 reviews 348 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I don't know what I expected when I added this park to our trip. Certainly I thought I would see sand. Having just visited White Sands NM last spring, I guess I expected lots of sand with the ability to climb to the top of a dune and see lots more sand. I did not expect that in order to... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Just before you enter the park, there's a camp ground/gas station/sundry store. It has wooden sleds and boards for rent at $20 each (for the day). We rented both boards and sleds. The Dunes are amazing and the view of them and the mountains was fantastic. We walked across the stream (it had water in it at this time of... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I was surprised by the stream we had to cross to get to the dunes. Was expecting more desert conditions. Most people took off their shoes and just walked across the sometimes ankle deep water. Climbing the dunes was fun, but I have to admit that after having been in the Sahara, this failed to overwhelm us. Still, a very... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Went there not knowing what to expect. It was a very beautiful place. Didn't get a chance to go surf down the dunes but the kids and I went through a bunch of trails. We didn't get a chance to go jump around in the creek either, but was still impressed.

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Martinsville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

My Colorado native friends took me to this place and it was Sooo much fun! There was plenty to do or not do if you wanna just lay around or surf the sand. The spring or fall is the best time to go. Even on the somewhat cool day, the sand got realllly hot. It was like having the beach... More 

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Unlike anything we've ever seen, they are SO big and go on forever. The creek is an interesting and fun introduction to the dunes, and feels great on your feet after hours walking on sand. Sand boarding can be added fun. Be prepared to get very sandy!!

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We walked the sand dunes ,two young local kids asked if we would like to go down sand dune on a Sandboat which was about 1US dollar.Which was amazing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This place is stunning. As you drive up to the park you may think that the dunes are not that large, but wait until you step foot into them. They are gigantic and the way they look against a blue sky and snow-capped peaks is absolutely surreal and gorgeous. Someone in a review here said that this park felt like... More 

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

My family of five recently spent a long afternoon at the dunes. My children had hours of endless fun sledding, climbing, and splashing in the creek. I suggest exploring a bit if you have a four wheel drive vehicle and going to picnic spots that are not as crowded. We went to the Clear Creek? I believe it was called,... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I have lived in Colorado for 20 years and never went....big mistake! Must see. Great visitor center with short info video. 1 minute drive from there to sand dunes parking lot. Bring drinks and food. We went when there was a small stream from run off so had to cross before we got to Dunes. Kids had a great time... More 

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