Great Sand Dunes
Home to the tallest sand dunes in North America, Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is a must-see. The wind-shaped dunes rise over 750 feet creating a luminous contrast against the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The park protects a diverse landscape of dunes, grasslands, wetlands, forests, and alpine lakes over a span of 30 miles.
Wander across this giant sandbox any direction you choose and for however far you wish. These ever-changing dunes have no marked trails making you the leader of your expedition.
It's quite the thrill of sliding down a giant slope of golden sand. Rent a sandboard or sand sled and enjoy the ride!
The park's remote location and high elevation make it an exceptional place to gaze up at the night sky. The park is open 24/7 allowing guests to embark on night hikes onto the dunes.