Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
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Our beautiful Sand Dunes. Truly spectacular how these dunes shift and move year by year effected by our strong winds. In spring a creek runs past the dunes. I love the visitor Center too with a movie on the history, development and change of seasons of the dunes.
One of our favorite places to visit in Colorado, as it has such a diverse layout of geographic features. It is a longer drive, and we would suggest pairing it with Garden of the Gods or going to the hot springs pool nearby.
This place has it all. During the winter the Dunes are filled with snow and are great for sledding. In the summer the snow melts and creates a shallow river-like area along the base of the sand dunes. A perfect way to cool off during the summer heat.
One of the most surreal images is that of the sand dunes against the backdrop of the mountains, but Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is very much real. It is probably best known for huge dunes like the towering Star Dune, and for the seasonal Medano Creek and beach created at the base of…