Great Sand Dunes National Monument Colorado

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Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is an American national park that conserves an area of large sand dunes up to 750 feet tall on the … See more

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May 12, 2024
There are no words in my vocabulary adequate to describe this place. We spent so much time in the visitor center, just learning how these magnificent piles of sand even exist here. Then we drove to… Full review by Kates9999
May 1, 2024
For a couple years we have heard story after story about the wonders of this national park and how cool and awesome it is. We finally decided to plan a trip out that way and spend a few days in the a… Full review by Austin W
Apr 29, 2024
Rangers are so helpful to point out where’s viewing points. Having purchased the stamp, we watched Park Movie in the Theater. The GSDNP visitors center is informative and educational. Full review by LightPacker308286

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Best place to camp in a pop-up. I have two small boys and a dog. Needs hookups. I would really like a place with a …
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Best place to camp in a pop-up. I have two small boys and a dog. Needs hookups. I would really like a place with a camp fire and great view of the sky.
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We stayed at the nearby KOA, only about 20 minutes from the Dunes Nat’l park. It had all the amenities, and a great view from the campground of the mountains.
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Answer by Judy D · Feb 1, 2022
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Hi, planning to head over this week. I keep reading about reservations online but cant seem to figure out how to get …
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Hi, planning to head over this week. I keep reading about reservations online but cant seem to figure out how to get passes to enter. Do they sell enterance tickets there? Also how does experiencing it at night work (not camping there) Thanks!
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Reservations are likely for the campgrounds--not for day use. But apparently they are doing that at the gate which causes delays. They may also be delaying people from entering …
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Reservations are likely for the campgrounds--not for day use. But apparently they are doing that at the gate which causes delays. They may also be delaying people from entering the park to keep the numbers down. I saw them doing that at Black Canyon as well two weeks ago. My advice: 7:00 AM visitors--no problem with crowds...11:00 AM visitors...you take your chances.
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Going last week in July with 2 dogs in a small SUV. Suggestions for our day with the dogs including what time we can get there?
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Definitely go early and/or take something to put on your dog’s feet. We arrived at 10am and by 11am the sand was burning our feet when with sandals on. Many people were wearing …
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Definitely go early and/or take something to put on your dog’s feet. We arrived at 10am and by 11am the sand was burning our feet when with sandals on. Many people were wearing socks only and that seemed to be a great way (for humans) to enjoy the sand dunes without worrying about shoes filling up with sand.
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How cold was it when you went, Im going mid march and im afraid there will be snow or freezing.
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The temperature in October was mostly in the 40s & 50s during the day, but it was below freezing at night. The temperature did not affect our enjoyment of the dunes. But I'm guessing …
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The temperature in October was mostly in the 40s & 50s during the day, but it was below freezing at night. The temperature did not affect our enjoyment of the dunes. But I'm guessing that March could be a different story. If you hit a warm spell, snow melt will likely fill the stream bed, which was virtually dry when we were there. Like others have suggested, checking a reliable weather Website is a good pre-trip step.
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