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Great Sand Dunes National Park

11999 State Highway 150, Mosca, CO 81146
+1 719-378-6300
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Sandboarding: A Bucket List Must-Do, AMAZING Experience!!!

We rented sandboards through Kristi Mountain Sports in Alamosa, took the beautiful drive and got to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Beaufort, South Carolina
Totally Different World Here

We drove down from Boulder to spend a few days here and it was worth the drive. I don't recall... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Don H
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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“medano creek” (45 reviews)
“visitor center” (58 reviews)
“sand board” (26 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
11999 State Highway 150, Mosca, CO 81146
+1 719-378-6300
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We rented sandboards through Kristi Mountain Sports in Alamosa, took the beautiful drive and got to the dunes early in the morning. We were blown away by how absolutely stunning the Great Sand Dunes National Park was. We walked through the very shallow water, trekked...More

Thank TheLillsdotcom
Reviewed 6 days ago

We drove down from Boulder to spend a few days here and it was worth the drive. I don't recall scoping out how far these massive dunes traversed Mosca, CO but let's just say they were essentially a mountain range of mocha colored sand. Beautiful....More

Thank Don H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove and drove to get here as it is in a rather remote part of Southern Colorado. We arrived in the rain and looked at the dunes, they are amazing! My wife wan't into crossing the creek in the rain and going on to the...More

1  Thank bcreff
Reviewed 1 week ago

This national park is a bit out of the way, but wrth the drive. It is really interesting to see large sand dunes in the middle of mountain country.

Thank DUTCH_Van_Atlanta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With limited time we visited Great Sand Dunes. We hired Pathfinders 4 X 4 to take us 11 miles into the back country. This is where 95% of park visitors miss. Cam met us in a comfortable and rugged Jeep Cherokee we found comfortable and...More

Thank tabhauser
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were passing through this area and decided to stop and see this last minute. This place is unique as it looks like a touch of the Saharan desert in the Rocky Mountains. When we arrived it almost makes you forget you’re in Colorado. Very...More

1  Thank jdkrup77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved this place. I came here on a Saturday and there was a handful of people but you easily could find your own little spot away from everyone and be at peace. The fee to enter is $15 (I was alone so not sure...More

1  Thank Steve H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must see for anyone who loves the National Parks. The uniqueness of this location is something that must be enjoyed first hand. The dunes are a blast. Be sure to rent a sled. Young or old, you WILL want to try your...More

1  Thank luv2traveltheparks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Road Trip! We left with plans to visit friends in Durango,CO and the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve was almost along the way. We decided to take the time to venture to the Park and we were not disappointed. It was amazing to...More

Thank Cheryl W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is definitely an ’out of the way place’. We were there at the end of September and had to drive 17 miles back to Blanca just to get to dinner. The local restaurant was already closed for the season! However, the Great Sand Dunes...More

Thank mbotos
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Mission: Wolf
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Jantina W
6 September 2017|
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Response from GloryDayz3 | Reviewed this property |
We were there in the afternoon on Sept 2. It was a hot day, but not as unbearable climbing the dunes as we expected. Just apply sunscreen, wear hiking boots and bring water! Almost gave up after climbing Star Dune, but we... More
21 August 2017|
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Response from Jacque P | Reviewed this property |
As Valerie B said, not really anything at the Dunes but we did see deer as we drove through the campgrounds. As a local, I've spent time up higher in the park and have seen elk and a bear also.
10 August 2017|
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Response from lovet4travel | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but would be careful with how long you have them out there. The sand gets supper hot. But they sure would like the creek I bet !