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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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Norwalk, CT
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107 reviews 107 reviews
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Visited in August and spent an afternoon exploring the Dunes. Beautiful, striking scenery and lots of fun running up and down these massive sand dunes. Rolled down a few as well. It was a bonus that Medano Creek had water flowing so we got to splash around as well. Our kids loved it. Definitely worth the trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Went through the lower Sandy portion without tire deflation, 31x10.50 tires on a mostly stock Tahoe. Drove aggressive and did not stop. Creek crossings were easy. There are a couple tight spots and rocky inclines that are moderately difficult. Once at the pass when entering the nat forest road appears to split three ways. The maps will not show this.... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Massive sand dunes created by freaky circumstances- but an excellent day spent experiencing these monsters!

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Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

You will stand in awe of what Mother Nature can do. The dunes are just spectacular! Plan on about a half a day if you are just checking the place out. There is a very nice visitors' center with lots of information. Take time to climb the dunes. It is strenuous, so be sure to wear sturdy shoes. When we... More

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New York
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93 reviews 93 reviews
27 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We went to Great Sand Dunes to Sand Board on the amazing dunes. During the summer, the sand gets brutally hot by noon which makes walking on the sand in sandals or barefoot really painful. Best bet is to go first thing in the morning and finish up before it gets hot. Renting Sand boards and sand sleds is a... More

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This is a very interesting site to visit for hiking, camping and beauty. But, be prepared as there is no onsite dining facility so pack a picnic basket! The dunes are a tough walking environment but easily accessible. The NPS staff at the visitor center are very helpful and briming with information. The GSDNP is well worth the "out of... More

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Camarillo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Shadows on the sand waves. Great trails with a variety of environments. Elk and deer. Never the same

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Niskayuna, New York, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The park offers some hiking and a beautiful waterfall. Wildlife roam close enough to view. The sand dunes are a sight to behold, difficult to walk and a total blast!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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139 reviews 139 reviews
34 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The National Park Service does a great job with this attraction. The visitor center is top notch with a beautiful view of the dunes. They are, indeed, spectacular to view... take your time on the visitor center deck to take it all in. My party stayed at the Great Sand Dunes Lodge, which will also give you a great view,... More

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Visit the Visitor Center to learn the history of why those dunes are there! Allow lots of time if you want to climb to the top; people who went up there looked like ants in comparison to the dunes. They are enormous! Makes the dunes on the west coast look puny in comparison. (Warning: if you wear contact lenses, there... More

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