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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: Monuments/ Statues, Geologic Formations, National Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Driving, Camping
Owner description: Offers North America's largest sand dunes.
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Geologic Formations, National Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Driving, Camping
Owner description: Offers North America's largest sand dunes.
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Langley City, Canada
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248 reviews 248 reviews
177 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

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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141 reviews 141 reviews
52 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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Jefferson City, Missouri
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66 reviews 66 reviews
42 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

From the distance it just looks like a big pile of sand. But you'll really be surprized once you start up this MOUNTAIN of sand. If you make it up to the top, you'll swear you're treking across the Sahara Desert. What a beath-taking view. Don't forget the camera! Then you'll stand there in amazement, wondering where in the world... More 

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We visited this National Park at the beginning of December. The weather was warm for this time of year. The visitor's center is excellent and provided very good explanations for the unique dunes and how they are maintained by the weather of this high valley. The facilities were clean and staff very friendly.

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Tucson, Arizona
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73 reviews 73 reviews
23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The scenery here is spectacular and it is well worth the visit. We enjoyed photographing the landscape and watching birds and wildlife; a doe with a tiny fawn walked right in front of us. A fee is collected to enter the park but they do accept National Park Passes. There is a campground, picnic areas, and a visitor center with... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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103 reviews 103 reviews
47 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

it's like walking into a postcard but it keeps unfolding as you walk closer....amazing. we went in the winter and it was cold but also..no one was there. we walked to the top and it's like a little egypt. amazing. fun to take photos also

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I was expecting the sand dunes to be big, but until you hike up a couple of the dunes and you are standing on them, looking around, it's truly difficult to understand the size of this place. You drive up and think that they are huge but then you get in the middle of the dunes and realize truly how... More 

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New York City, New York
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89 reviews 89 reviews
49 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Driving in from the North, you can see them from a long distance, slowly getting larger and larger. It really sets the scale of the valley. Not much need for directions in the park, it's pretty simple to go to the main parking lot and figure out what you want to do. Look for the hummingbirds and the hummingbird MOTHS!... More 

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Higginsville, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Great place for a family vacation if you like hiking and exploring. The dunes are beautiful, they have camping sites, a lodge to rent rooms, many trails that lead to lakes and beautiful mountain views.

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Spring, Texas, United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We took the kids here as a day trip from Taos, NM. It only took about 1 1/2 hrs. Beautiful scenery while driving. There were snow capped mountains everywhere. This national park was amazing. The visitor center was a wealth of info. We parked in the parking lot closest to the dunes and walked. There was ice and snow from... More 

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