|Visit Great Sand Dunes National Park|
The tallest dunes in North America are the centerpiece in a diverse landscape of grasslands, wetlands, conifer and aspen forests, alpine lakes, and tundra. Experience this diversity through hiking, sand sledding, splashing in Medano Creek, wildlife watching, and more!
Great Sand Dunes National Park is located in the San Luis Valley in Alamosa and Saguache Counties in Colorado and encompasses 44,246 acres while the adjacent preserve protects an additional 41,686 acres. The preserve section actually allows hunting, which is a rather unique feature among national parks.
The park is home to six peaks over 13,000 feet in elevation with varying degrees of challenge to climbers. There are also ancient spruce and pine forest to explore, not to mention the grasslands and wetlands.
When you visit, try climbing and then sledding down the dunes. The dunes, an obvious standout feature of the park, were created over thousands of years as soil deposits from the Rio Grande and its tributary rivers. The wind picked up the deposits and drops them in the east edge of the valley. As such, the dunes grow and shift daily.
The park is home to numerous animal species, notably pika, bighorn sheep, black bears, bison, pronghorns, beavers, badgers, bald eagles, golden eagles, peregrine falcons, and more, so nature observation is always an available activity.
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