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Address: Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve, CO

A small creek providing water to the sand dunes area.

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The stream goes in front of the dunes, the dunes if you are from lower elevation good luck you are 8000 ft above sea level, also the sand is soft very hard to climb In if you are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The stream goes in front of the dunes, the dunes if you are from lower elevation good luck you are 8000 ft above sea level, also the sand is soft very hard to climb In if you are older be careful with the walk. Look for Bob at the visitor center he has a solar telescope to see the sun,... More 

Thank amliving
Edgewood, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Little Medano Creek is something that must be crossed to hike the Great Sand Dunes. The water was very warm, but if you don't want your feet to get wet, be sure you're wearing waterproof hikers. Even at its low point in July, wading was involved. :) Beautiful contrast to the huge sand dunes and rocky peaks in the distance.... More 

Thank SoulFan1
Washington, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family, especially our 13 yr old son enjoyed the trickle of water that still came running past GSD. This late in July I didn't expect winter snow run off to still be coming off the nearby Sangre De Cristo Mountains but whether it was from a recent rainfall or slow snow melt, there was still a steady shallow stream... More 

Thank simmonsfamily954
Pueblo, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited late in the season for a significant flow in the creek but the views are incredible and you get a real sense for what it would all look like when the snow is melting and the flows are much more significant. Clearing a relaxing break after walking to and from the dunes.

Thank Bill B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We have been to the Great Sand Dunes before, but that year was too dry, so we didn't get to wade and play. It's just a fantastic experience!

Thank Susan C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Worth seeing while traveling southern Colorado the weather here was a nice 80 degrees with a mild wind. Great Day.

Thank Pearl W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

We drove to the National Park where the creek and sand dunes were located. It's not a huge park, so very "doable" in a day. The weather was beautiful and the experience was so much fun. You walk through the trees after parking and there is this very interesting shallow creek to wade through. Lots and lots of people sitting... More 

Thank Janettuomisto
Lakewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

We so enjoyed sitting in, wading and playing in the water at the base of the Sand Dunes. On a 98 degree day, it was a lifesaver to be able to cool down.

Thank hhamilton2014
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

After hiking the Dunes, the Creek is very refreshing! The wet sand acted as a great little massage, too!

Thank Morgan0711
Arvada, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

This creek was perfect for my almost 3 year old! She had such a fun time digging in the sand, and splashing in the creek. In some spots it was deep enough to require close attention, but most of the creek was only a few inches deep and we could watch her play from a distance. The creek offers perfect... More 

Thank Jason A

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