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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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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186 reviews 186 reviews
65 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Went to the Sand Dunes on the way back to Denver from Durango. Being from PA I just had to see them. We were not disappointed! From the first moment you see them as you approach the park in your car they are amazing. We took our shoes off to walk to them and a word of caution if you... More

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Denver
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Regular sleds do not work on the Sand Dunes unless it has recently rained. We rented 2 sleds from the Oasis. $20 each. Pretty pricey for 2 hours rental which is all we really needed. It would be nice if sleds were rented by the half day. The icing on the "sled racket" cake was the customer service of the... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

In what other national park are you free to seek your own path through all the wide open territory? We picked our own ridges to follow to the peak of the High Dune, 760 ft above the place where we parked our car. Enjoyed our 2.5 hour exploration of a most unique environment

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London, United Kingdom
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130 reviews 130 reviews
11 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

This is one of the oddest places I've ever visited - it's like the Sahara if you look one way then you look around to see lush green mountains. We rented a sand board and a sand sled from Kristi Mountain Sports in Alamosa and took the walk from the car park to the nearest dune to give it a... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We hadn't planned on visiting the Great Sand Dunes NP. Saw it listed on our map and thought, "cool, lets go". I am so glad we did. The visitors center was nice, and the view out the back was fantastic. The dunes themselves are incredible. Huge sand dunes with giant snow covered mountains in the background. A little hard to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Visited great sand dunes on our way back from Colorado Springs to dallas .. Had to take a detour of about 150 miles round-trip , but the drive through San Luis valley is worth every bit.The last 7 miles drive to national park was beautiful .. Sun flower lined road .. Gorgeous clouds .. Blue skies .. Sand dunes ..mountains... More

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Woodland Park, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Forget wifi, cell phones! This is a place where God goes to rest! Best sunset view is at the Zapata Fall parking lot! Or the River picnic grounds just past the Visitor

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I had no idea what to expect when visiting Great Sand Dunes. The ride into it was amazing; the area around it was beautiful and the Dunes and their story was more than I could of expected. This was a trip with my 76 year old father who wanted to see Colorado. So I planned trips to the four national... More

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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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87 reviews 87 reviews
31 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Well, we decided to stop by here on our way from Cheyenne to Taos. A little out of the way but worth the effort, because who would expect giant sand dunes in the middle the Colorado mountains. I wish we had allotted ourselves time to hike to the top, but we hadn't. Nonetheless, we enjoyed the two hours we spent... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This place is fun for all the Family. You could spend a good half a day here. Bring a lunch and just play on the sand dunes. If you are a photographer like I am. You will have yourself a great time. The clouds are just beautiful early in the morning and late in the evening. This is one my... More

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