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This is a must do while visiting the Great Sand Dunes National Park. It is currently outside the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kansas City, Missouri

The road is for sure bumpy but it didn’t take that long. The creek was cold and the rocks were... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a must do while visiting the Great Sand Dunes National Park. It is currently outside the park boundary, but I understand there are plans to include this in the park system. It is a worthy natural attraction to be so included for future...More

Thank Previa1994
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The road is for sure bumpy but it didn’t take that long. The creek was cold and the rocks were slick. Got 10 feet away and almost quit. But I really wanted to see it. It was so amazing. A walking stick would have helped...More

Thank ejd12018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I are both 74. Despite what others say, Seniors can enjoy the falls. Sure the road up is rocky, but most people drive it in 18 to 25 minutes. It doesn't take an hour. As far as the hike to the falls....More

1  Thank trvlswtharley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice thing to do for a half-day trip. It is right next to the Great Sand Dunes so one could cover both the dunes and the falls in 1-day. Free to access, unlike the Great Dunes. Make sure your vehicle can handle a very rough...More

Thank Prateek S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are in our sixties, pretty good shape. The road in is miserable the whole way. We set the tripmeter- 3.4 miles (one way), not the 1 or 1 1/2 that some people said.The hike is very rocky and it would be easy to fall,...More

Thank Pam P
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

Went on a trip to this beautiful fall on First week of August. Usually weather is warm around that time (80s degree). Last 3 miles are really rough, noticed a flat tire later. People are advised to bring SUV or vehicle with good ground clearance....More

Thank IndraDutt
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Great experience! Beautiful falls, very much worth the hike up and through the creek. You would be well advised to bring walking sticks.

Thank risu1259
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

We did this hike with our family of five and thoroughly enjoyed it! The road is pretty rough getting here but the hike is pretty short but you are rewarded with a cold creek and amazing waterfall!

Thank Joshua R
Reviewed August 23, 2018

Cold water walk after being in the hot sand at The Great Sand Dunes National Park. The drive up is very bumpy, but the short walk in the cold creek to the cave and waterfall was very fun. My family loved the contrast of the...More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed August 15, 2018

It's a neat falls to see but it's a tough journey to get there. Starting off with the drive up to the trail. The road is very rocky and bumpy so it takes a while to drive up there along this tough dirt rocky road...More

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August 22, 2018|
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Response from Jenbrandi | Reviewed this property |
It’s in a rather isolated area and I only saw one campground, which is the one I stayed in, while I was there. It’s a small campground with a small lodge with rooms to rent. So, I’m not sure on your odds. I’d call the Desert... More
July 7, 2018|
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Response from Anne V | Reviewed this property |
Yes. We've seen some small sedans going up with us. Just drive slow and cautious. It will take a while but if you carefully drive and avoid deep partitions of the road you will be fine. Again drive slow, take your time and... More
June 2, 2018|
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Response from jpetty311 | Reviewed this property |
Be prepared to drive very slow if you are worried about your vehicle. There are a few ruts but they are easy to spot and avoid as the road is wide. You may spend half an hour driving 3 miles if you don’t want to beat your... More