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High Dune Trail

Great Sand Dunes Trail, Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve, CO
+1 719-378-6300
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"Trail"

There are no trails among the dunes. There are point of interest that change every few weeks, but... read more

Reviewed December 31, 2017
lord-xeon
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NYC
Sand dunes in the middle of mountains?

Amazing place - one would not think of sand dunes in the middle of Colorado - never been to the... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2017
greenham01
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San Jose, California
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Great Sand Dunes Trail, Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve, CO
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Reviewed December 31, 2017

There are no trails among the dunes. There are point of interest that change every few weeks, but there is no established trail. That's one of the best parts about GSD NP, you are free to make your own trail to wherever you want on...More

2  Thank lord-xeon
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Reviewed October 16, 2017

Amazing place - one would not think of sand dunes in the middle of Colorado - never been to the Sahara, but I could imagine a slice of the Saharan sand dunes here! No "trails" to follow as we hiked up to the top -...More

1  Thank greenham01
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

Come visit some of the sand dunes in this unlikely place. Startling in their vast starkness, but very beautiful at the same time.

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Reviewed September 19, 2017

My husband and I hiked up to the High Dune on the Front Range. He described it as hiking up the down escalator! :-) With every step we slid back a half-step. It was a lot of effort and it took a while, but totally...More

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Reviewed September 14, 2017

We added this to our Outdoor sporting trip to CO and UT this summer. We were trying to hit all the possible outdoor sports in a 10 day window. We had never Sand Boarded but have Snowboarded for several years. We rented the Sand Boards...More

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Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

Between the altitude and trying to carry out two kids up the dunes, we only made it about halfway!! Loved it though! Next time I'm in Colorado I want to come again!

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Reviewed August 16, 2017

We hiked this early in the day. There's no marked trail but you can see which ways most people go and decide for yourself. We chose to try to stay on a ridge so that we wouldn have to go up and down as often....More

1  Thank Jessica F
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Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

We arrived at 9 while the sand was still cool. I would suggest waterproof shoes as we crossed a creek to get to the dunes. The sand gets pretty hot and was heating up good by 11. Stop by the store The Oasis as you...More

1  Thank Kristin Y
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Reviewed July 12, 2017

Walking on sand is different to walking on rocks. It can be extremely tiring but something worth doing. You want to start early to avoid heat. I noticed people walking without shoes and carrying them in the hands. It is a good strategy to start...More

1  Thank Ankit G
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Reviewed July 7, 2017 via mobile

Be prepared for mosquitos around vegetation at the creek. Bring a toboggan, sunscreen and good shoes to hike the dunes. Walking up the dunes is hard but worth it!

Thank Jpcrus
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G0G0Gone
May 29, 2017|
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Response from Sarahblove |
Rent boards for $20 at the Oasis just before you get to the park.
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clemmy33
March 20, 2017|
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Response from D D | Reviewed this property |
I would also recommend a stop at Creede Colorado, the valley approaching it is absolutely beautiful, and Creede is definitely unique.
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Nici D
August 1, 2016|
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Response from solerpowered | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in Alamosa the night before we went to great sand dunes. The town doesn't have much to see but it made for a much shorter drive and a longer day available at the park and we were glad for that.
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