1. Andrew Brackbill

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    Great Sand Dunes is a must see National Park. I have been to just about all of the National Parks and this one is special, like they all are in their own way. It’s location is relatively obscure tucked up against some of the highest peaks of the Sangre de Cristo Range. It was a thrill as we got closer and closer to the park from the west across the large valley, and we were able to see the extent of the sand dunes and how unique and big they were. It’s off the typical route one would take if traveling through Colorado, but worth the extra time.The dunes are about 750′ high. I hiked to the top of one of the higher dunes and the view was spectacular across the huge valley to the west and looking up to the mountain peaks behind me. There was no sound but the wind. One of the coolest things I have done is descending the dunes by running as fast as I could. I had no fear of falling even on very steep slopes as the sand was a cushion and slowed the decent. Kind of like running on air.The dunes section of the park can be seen in a few hours. We visited in middle of September, so it was not so hot.Definitely worth the trip.

  2. Shawn Kober

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    This is truly a Great American Gem. Very neat park and the views are ever changing. Stayed at the Oasis Camp ground and could just watch the suns effect on the sand all afternoon. Great family spot and a fun place to be.

  3. Christopher Lett

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    One of my best friends too me there back about 5 years ago and it still has left an impression on me. I can’t wait to go back!

  4. Mike Zhebrak

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    DO NOT USE GOOGLE Maps to get here. However, once you do actually get here its awesome. Off road trails to great camp sites, some free if you like roughing it. Then are the sand dunes, great time all around.

  5. Roberta Gold

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    Wonderful place to see; many years ago I skied them! Now they rent sand boards and sand sleds outside the park at the Oasis. Just beware the wind – if it’s windy and you can pick another day, do so. Otherwise you’ll be sandblasted!