Great Sand Dunes Visitor Center, Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

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The tallest dunes in North America are the centerpiece in a diverse landscape of wetlands, grasslands, forests, alpine lakes and tundra.

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About the Great Sand Dunes Facebook Page

The Great Sand Dunes Facebook page was established by the National Park Service in 2008 as an interpretive outreach forum to strengthen public connections to park resources, and to encourage visitors to share experiences of the park with each other. You are welcome to "like" and comment on status updates, links, photos, and video clips posted here by park staff and visitors.

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While this is an open forum, it is a family-friendly one. Be aware that we may remove posts and comments that are inappropriate.

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  • I did not realize there are only a couple places like this in the word, where the sand is produce by the wave action of the river. Really pretty interesting and the Visitor Center is really nice...  more »
  • Stopped at the Great Sand Dunes for a couple of hours and was very surprised by the scenery that we encountered. One thing we did not expect is the beautiful mountain views that you get when you are.....  more »
  • Really nice National Park. We went in the winter, and it wasn't crowded at all. The family walked up the sand dunes, part ways, and experienced them in all their glory. It would have been nice to be there when the water is flowing, but there was still snow on the ground, so we were too early. Only one grumpy Park Ranger, and he just may have appeared that way because the young women that swore the boys in as Junior Rangers, was over the top sweet and engaging.
  • Awesome location for a day drive. We took our dogs to the sand dunes and had a great chance to see the sights. The dunes are very windy in March, but if it is sunny, it should be great! We took our jeep renegade on the mosca trail for a bit and got to see some great parts of the park that are less traveled! If we had the chance we would have camped out. Amazing park!!
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