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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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Amazing place to experience

absolutely in credible place ---why on earth its not rated as a natural wonder of the world , heaven knows

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

absolutely in credible place ---why on earth its not rated as a natural wonder of the world , heaven knows

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Carbondale, Pennsylvania
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This place is simply amazing! It really feels like you have transcended into another dimension when hiking up the endless sand dunes. I rented a sand board at the nearby shop and "surfed" the dunes. Be sure to spray some wax on the board as the sand heats up and slows you down rather quickly. I'm a snowboarder so the... More 

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Lakewood, Colorado
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Took the family for an outing here this summer. A little bit of a hike from Denver, but boy was it worth it in the end! There is a little stream running down right in front of the dunes which is very relaxing to just sit in, and then there are these giant, majestic dunes in front of you which... More 

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Greenville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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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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179 helpful votes 179 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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98 helpful votes 98 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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