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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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

This ever shifting, ever changing massive dunes are quite a wonder to see in the midst of Colorado without a beach or body of water in site. Well, it is all beach, no water! It's a National Park and access right out onto the dunes is provided for hiking. Most people can be seen going barefoot and enjoying the dunes... More

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Littleton
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I took my boys camping and we did have a good time. I was very grateful I heeded the advice to bring sunglasses and bandanas as the wind was WILD! Goggles would have been better. Other tips: make sure to bring a pair of light pants and light jacket as the wind will whip up incredibly painful sand storms that... More

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Aurora
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The Great Sand Dunes is a must-visit if you are in Colorado. First, a couple notes, to make your visit better. First - it is a long way off the main road; about 16 miles. But the speed limit for most of the length is 65 mph, so it doesn't take too long. Just watch out for those who are... More

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Dallas, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

A wonderful friend from Education took me out to this remarkable place. Where in the world would you find 700+ foot sand dunes nestled between Alpine type (14,000 ft) mountains, and wet lands? This is a kid's dream come true. They can climb the dunes, then either roll or slide down the sides until they completely wear out. Perfect. We... More

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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330 reviews 330 reviews
244 attraction reviews
227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The Great Sand Dunes are amazing and beautiful. I've never seen a dune that big really, especially in the middle of the desert. Worth the trip, even if it is a bit out of the way.

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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Holy cow this was out of the way. But overall, our family decided it was worth the drive to get there. There was a store a few miles before the entrance (called the Oasis) that rented wooded sleds and "snow" boards for sledding down the dunes. We didn't know this was the place until we got to the dunes so... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Biggest sand dunes most Americans will ever see and incredible views. Our boys were certain they would climb to the top and made it about 1/3 of the way before declaring defeat. Mid day is a hot time to go and we would have enjoyed the stream being deeper to cool off in but the couple of inches left helped!... More

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Minneapolis
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157 reviews 157 reviews
83 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

After having a terrific experience at Kelso Sand dunes (Mohave Desert, CA), we decided to check out the largest dunes on the continent. They are so massive we could literally see them for HOURS as we were driving towards them. Even in mid-July, the sand was not very hot and the air temperature, even at mid-day, was not stifling. We... More

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Saratoga Springs, Utah
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86 reviews 86 reviews
45 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

When my Dad was telling me about the sand dunes I imagined a small bit of sand at the bottom of a mountain. Boy was I wrong! There is 30 square miles of sand thats 750 feet high. It was crazy to see. There are mountains all around. Our boys had a blast playing in the sand. If you want... More

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louisville, tn
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We had visited Colorado a few years ago and missed this park. Insisted we see it this visit, even tho my husband wasn't real interested. We spent the night at San Luis State Park(12 miles away) the night before and the ranger there recommended we visit the park either early (tween 7:00 and 8:00am)or later in the day 6:30 -7:30... More

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