|Welcome to Great Sand Dunes in southern Colorado!
Great Sand Dunes National Park has the tallest sand dunes in North America. They are HUGE! The quartz sand dunes are at the foot of Sangre de Cristo Mountains which are a sub range of the Rocky Mountains. Sangre de Cristo is Spanish for Blood of Christ.
The weather limited what we could do at the park. Basically we drove through it, toured the visitors center, and did some short hikes. Like White Sands you can sled the dunes even in the summer - there were lots of pictures and videos of folks doing this. We hope to visit again once the weather is warmer as it was listed as the top place to camp in Colorado.
|Oh my, what is this white stuff?
|Guess the socks are needed again!
|Those are the dunes, bright white from the recent snow.
|Water from the melting snow is welcome in this high desert.
|These dunes are huge - see the guy in the red circle for perspective.