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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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Phoenix, Arizona
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203 reviews 203 reviews
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152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

A hike in the dunes can be as long or short as you want it to be, but after a while, you just might get caught up in the challenge of the thing. How high? How far? Is there a better photo just over the next dune? If you want to get good pictures of the dunes you need shadows.... More

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Peoria, Arizona, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Clean area. Sand will get everywhere! Kids love to play in it & in the water! Good place to get away relax, picnic. Nice building & store & good information. It's something to see a that sand in the middle of no where! Plan on going to alamosa for anything though! Nothing in that area.

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Peoria Heights, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We weren't able to climb the dunes because a family member has limited mobility, but just to see them was incredible. Beautiful sand towering higher than I imagined. The park was well maintained & clean. It was well worth the side trip.

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Denver, Colorado
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Great off the road visit for a day or two. You must first go to the visitor Center and watch the 20 minute movie, then drive to the parking area by the dunes. Great hiking experience and photo ops. Dunes after dunes for you to hike up and slide down the other side. A long way to the top but... More

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Norwalk, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Visited in August and spent an afternoon exploring the Dunes. Beautiful, striking scenery and lots of fun running up and down these massive sand dunes. Rolled down a few as well. It was a bonus that Medano Creek had water flowing so we got to splash around as well. Our kids loved it. Definitely worth the trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Went through the lower Sandy portion without tire deflation, 31x10.50 tires on a mostly stock Tahoe. Drove aggressive and did not stop. Creek crossings were easy. There are a couple tight spots and rocky inclines that are moderately difficult. Once at the pass when entering the nat forest road appears to split three ways. The maps will not show this.... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Massive sand dunes created by freaky circumstances- but an excellent day spent experiencing these monsters!

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Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

You will stand in awe of what Mother Nature can do. The dunes are just spectacular! Plan on about a half a day if you are just checking the place out. There is a very nice visitors' center with lots of information. Take time to climb the dunes. It is strenuous, so be sure to wear sturdy shoes. When we... More

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New York
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94 reviews 94 reviews
28 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We went to Great Sand Dunes to Sand Board on the amazing dunes. During the summer, the sand gets brutally hot by noon which makes walking on the sand in sandals or barefoot really painful. Best bet is to go first thing in the morning and finish up before it gets hot. Renting Sand boards and sand sleds is a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This is a very interesting site to visit for hiking, camping and beauty. But, be prepared as there is no onsite dining facility so pack a picnic basket! The dunes are a tough walking environment but easily accessible. The NPS staff at the visitor center are very helpful and briming with information. The GSDNP is well worth the "out of... More

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