July 16, 2012

Colorado’s Great Places: Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, designated in 2004, is one of the newest national parks in the nation. 

The highest dune, the 750-foot Star Dune, is the tallest dune in North America

From spring into early summer, Medano Creek runs through the national park at the base of the dunefield. It forms a popular “beach” where vistors relax and explore

The 30 square mile dunefield is surrounded by snow-capped mountain peaks—some rising 13,000 feet. 

Also, check out a video of Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve by Denver Post staff photographers. 

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    Could these markings the people leave behind in the sand be considered wabi? I think so, it’s a more impermanent...
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    I can’t believe I didn’t visit here while I lived in Denver! Must fix this.
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    Add to list!
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    hannah- this is a sign. we are goingggggggg
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