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Little Medano Creek

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve, CO
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Finally Made It When Following!

Finally! We made it when the creek was flowing and it was amazing! Nice year I think we would like... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leadville, Colorado
Nice oasis

In April there was enough water that it was actually flowing in the creek. That is not something... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
United States
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1 week ago
“Finally Made It When Following!”
1 week ago
“Nice oasis”
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve, CO
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Finally! We made it when the creek was flowing and it was amazing! Nice year I think we would like to get a group and carry out cars and such for a BBQ. I was super jealous of the others that had those of that....More

Thank Princeton1212
Reviewed 1 week ago

In April there was enough water that it was actually flowing in the creek. That is not something that happens year-round. If you want to get to the dunes, be prepared to walk through the water of the creek to get there. It was about...More

Thank AAHolt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited in late April on Earth Day 2017 at 10AM. Creek was running fast and clear, though not more than 3 or 4 inches deep and much shallower in spots. Go barefoot across it (the sand is velvety smooth and the water was not icy...More

1  Thank Kathryn D
Reviewed 5 April 2017

This creek is wide and shallow and a great place for children to play. I would advise against wearing shoes across the river or on the dunes (unless you go in the summer when the sand gets very hot).

Thank mchafterdark
Reviewed 21 October 2016

This creek exist in symbiosis with the Great Sand Dunes and the surrounding Santo de Cristo mountains. In the spring it's flowing much like any other medium-sized creek, yet it "surges" with waves up to a foot high! In summer and fall the creek reduces...More

3  Thank okeedoke
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We spent 2 days visiting the Park and nearby Zapata Falls and really enjoyed it. It is a very serene place and great for kite flying. I could have stayed longer and hiked the creek and more of the dunes. It's a wonderful family-friendly place...More

Thank 33djd
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We loved Medano Creek the first time and again on this visit. It is shallow for wading and flows over sand. It might be wide or narrow or dried up (later in summer), depending when you go. It is great for kids to play... And...More

Thank travlin_fam5
Reviewed 22 August 2016 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...More

Thank amliving
Reviewed 11 August 2016

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...More

Thank SoulFan1
Reviewed 4 August 2016

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...More

Thank simmonsfamily954
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Vicki K
Is it dog friendly
7 June 2016|
Response from Erin S S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I have seen a few dogs at the park but they should be on leashes. If you want to know for sure, I can check with someone at the park. The surf is up right now.