Great Sand Dunes National Park And Preserve46 Votes Currently Open
- Address: Colorado, USA, Cañon City, United States
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +1-7193786395
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: National Park, Family And Kids
Overview of Great Sand Dunes National Park And Preserve
The Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is one of the newest national parks to have been established in the United States. Although the association of man-kind dates back to the times of nomadic hunters, but the Great Sand Dunes were officially established in the year 2004. The history and culture consists of Spanish explorers, Stone Age men and a lot of other people who have been intrigued by the diversity of the dunes. The regular inhabitants here consist of amphibians, birds, fish and various other flora and fauna. To see a beautiful symbiotic relationship of the two- you definitely should add this list to your itinerary.
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Great Sand Dunes National Park And Preserve Reviews & Ratings
This may well be one of my favorite spots I've ever visited thus far. If you want to get away and explore something unique and out-of-this world, then this is your spot. Great night sky views, awesome camping and fun hikes.
One of my favorite places in Colorado! We’ve only ever gone in off season times, but it is a truly magical experience. Both times we’ve gone, there has been no one in the Ranger station, so we’ve only ever entered for free. The raking area is well-maintained and other visitors are respectful of the park. We bring our dog, as do lots of others, so it’s a great place for pups. The dunes are beautiful and unique - a true treasure!
Amazing place! Very serene and quiet. Would love to visit again. If you are in the area this is a must see. Take the time to climb the great dune and take in the views. Definitely one of my favorite places in Colorado.
What a unique National Park! Tough to express adequately how awesome this place is. Definitely go. The hiking is harder than you might expect (or maybe not because it IS sand 😂), but getting up on the dunes is worth the effort! October was a nice time to visit because the sand was still warm but the breezes were cool.
My experience was overall great. I liked it because it was different. The Great Sand Dunes themselves were rather peculiar, because it is a huge mountain of sand surrounded by even bigger mountains made of rock. The drive from Denver though, was brutal due to the time, but the views were stunning. If you want to go make sure the weather is nice. You don't want to go and find out that a thunderstorm is heading in your direction. That was my experience, and I ended up getting so much wind whipping the sand into my face, ears, legs, etc. Which didn't make the experience very pleasing. Of course you shouldn't be up there when there is lightning, but until then you can continue trying to sand board. Also, if you're not used to elevation, and may not be in your fittest form (like me) then going up sand dunes was terrible. Partly because it's hard for your feet to use the sand to push yourself up for your next step, when you keep on sliding because it's sand. Overall it was fun. Something new something different, even though I was there for 30 minutes (due to the impending storm). So make sure the weather will be nice to make the drive to the sand dunes worth it.