Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes National Park

I’ve wanted to go to the Colorado Great Sand Dunes National Park since I moved to Boulder 3 years ago (almost), but hadn’t had the opportunity. This past September my aunt, father, and sister were hiking a section of the Continental Divide Trail in Southern Colorado. My mother came from Indiana to watch my sister’s boys while the other adults were out on the trail. Mother insisted on seeing me since I was only six hours away. 

I was happy to finally see this beautiful spectacle. They’re the tallest sand dunes in North America. And they’re awesome. 

 

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The Dunes cover 30 square miles and are stacked up against the Sangre de Cristo mountains. 

 

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Grains of Sand 

 

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Steam rises off of a lake in the San Luis Valley

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Panorama of the dunes as seen from the road entering the park. 

 

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The evening sun casts long shadows across Great Sand Dunes National Park, accentuating the sensual curves of the dunes.

 

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On the drive home up 285 I was watching a storm come through his valley near Buena Vista and had to stop to capture it. 

 

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