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Little Medano Creek

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Address: Alamosa, CO
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A small creek providing water to the sand dunes area.

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Bill B
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Pueblo, Colorado
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Pueblo, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

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Thank Susan C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Thank Pearl W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Lakewood, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank hhamilton2014
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Thank Morgan0711
Arvada, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

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Pueblo, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

The visitor center is average the need to expand it and include more historical information but would stop informative film and great views from observation deck of the dunes. The dunes are spectacular nudged against the Sangre de Cristo mountains. The Medano creek is running at full capacity during June then disappears once the snow melt disappears. I love the... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Go early in the day, it gets HOT and crowded but well worth the BEAUTIFUL visit. Bring food and water, and take time to see the visitors center.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We were there during the surge season and it was amazing to see the "waves" come just like the ocean. Shaded picnic area an easy walk away.

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Thank Sue M

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