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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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Painesville, Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

My husband and I have been on a mission to see as many National Parks as possible in the USA. We were in the area on this vacation so we stopped at the Great Sand Dunes. It was our least favorite national park to date. With that being said, there is still a natural beauty about the giant sand dunes.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

But this place is incredible.....to see the "mountains" of sand....very well explained at the visitor centre. Just $3 to enter and then there is the "sand boarding" which my kids loved. Rented from Kristi mountain sports in Alamosa who were very helpful and happy for the boards to be returned the next day for no extra charge. $18 for a... More

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brooklyn
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I have been wanting to visit since moving to CO over two years ago. We finally made it! Only $3/person to get in, and that lasts for 7 days, When you see pictures and read reviews it sounds fun, but once you are hiking up the huge dunes, it becomes amazing. There are patches of wild sunflowers dotting the dunes... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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27 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

The sand dunes are spectaculair and it is definitely worthwhile hiking to the top, from where the view is spectacular. The hike can be hard, depending on the way you choose, since you can walk wherever you like. Definitely the largest sandbox one can play in.

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Arvada, Colorado
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Wow! It is an incredible experience to visit the Sand Dunes of Colorado. Nested in the Sangre de Cristo Mountain range are the stunning and amazing Sand Dunes. The dunes are stunning and spectacular. The location is a drive but so worth it. A must see at least once in your life time.

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Arkansas
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Looks like someone just dumped a huge sand pile in the middle of nowhere, we enjoyed our visit, here, you don't know just how huge this is until you get to the visitor center and see the people up on the dunes. Wed didn't make the climb, but there were a lot of folks up on them and then sliding... More

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Richmond
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Although it is located in a remote area this is a must stop if you are traveling along route 160 on the way to Pagosa Springs or Durango. These dunes are amazing! Located at the base of 14,000 foot peaks. A true wonder of nature.

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washington, dc
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Stopped here on the way from Taos to Mesa Verde. Rented boards at the Oasis. Surprised the kids, 6 and 7, by pulling in, pulling them away from iPads and shouting, 'let's go sledding.' This made up for all the times we have to warn them off the dunes in beachside east coast travels. It was awesome. Tough trek up... More

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North Vernon, Indiana
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78 reviews 78 reviews
24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We didn't know what to expect at this park. I enjoyed the park and the dunes. Lots of walking though. If you plan to hike the dunes plan for a long day.

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Osceola, AR
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great Sand Dunes is no longer a monument.. but now a National Park and Preserve. So, what's to see at GSDNPP? ??? well.. SAND and lots of it.. with two creeks/streams instead of an ocean. The Great Sand Dunes are created from wind blowing the sand (which is the entire valley practically) back up against the Sangre de Cristo mountains.... More

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