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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
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Activities: Hiking, Driving, Camping
Description: Offers North America's largest sand dunes.

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Great for a short backpacking trip

My husband and I took our 11 and 13 year old children on this backpacking trip. We hiked to Indian Grove campsite - about 3 miles. It was a nice campsite by the river, although... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

My husband and I took our 11 and 13 year old children on this backpacking trip. We hiked to Indian Grove campsite - about 3 miles. It was a nice campsite by the river, although the sand in the river did make water filtration difficult. This was a shorter hike to the campsite than some but that left plenty of... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Took our 9 yr old daughter and rented sandboards and sleds at the nearby Oasis store ($20/day each but totally worth it!). Who just wants to hike up some dunes to just walk back down!? You have to sled/board! Soooo fun! Can't wait to go back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Words cannot describe the enormity and beauty of this naturally occurring phenomenon! As always it is a priority to see the visitor's center and the film as well as the displays in our national monument and parks. We went and climbed the dunes, trying to understand that the place we hiked and our footprints will not be there tomorrow! It... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We stopped here over a weekend to take pictures since sand dunes in the mountains seemed interesting. The weather didn't cooperate so much, but we were pleasantly surprised by how accommodating they are to dogs. Not sure if we'll come back, but definitely worth a stop if you're in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Beautiful natural views of the mountains and the Sand Dunes. A great place to relax and soak up the nature. A must see for great pics.

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England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Not in the same league as some of the other National Parks, spectacular yes but not in the way that Arches or Yellowstone are. Great for walking and hiking not so inspiring from a visual point of view, once you have seen one sand dune they all look pretty similar. You need to stay and camp to take advantage of... More 

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Tampa, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Just driving up to the dunes does no justice unless you go to the parking lot past the visitors center. Cross Modano Creek. It was a slow flow so wasn't hard. Just being up close after the crossing will give you goose bumps. Climbed most of the way up for photos of the dunes and mountains. It was well worth... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We are staying at the Lake Pueblo State Park and decided to make a day trip to see the Great Sand Dunes National Park. It is only 2 hours from Pueblo and the drive is beautiful! Be sure to fill up your gas tank at Walsenburg because opportunities for gas after that are slim. We recommend you stop at the... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This place was amazing! Hard to believe the sand dunes can exist at the base of snow capped mountains. The staff at the visitor center were extremely friendly and helpful. You can walk the dunes, but not for anyone with any limitations. The sand is very soft and a challenge to walk the dunes. We had talked about walking to... More 

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Montrose PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The dunes take on a different look with every passing cloud and the movement of sunlight over the dunes. Worth a trip especially for a photographer. The park is open to hiking and walking on the dunes.

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