National Park & Preserve
Have you ever seen a Ghost Forest? Wondered at the beauty of the Culturally Peeled Trees at Indian Grove? Played in the surge flow of a creek, just before it disappears into the sands? Come along with us to visit the remarkable Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in southern Colorado, nestled at the base of the dramatic Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
Explore the expanded Great Sand Dunes National Park, the National Preserve, and the surrounding Sangre de Cristo mountains (including several “Fourteeners” – peaks over 14,000′ high). Choose among over 40 hikes and mountaineering adventures, ranging from short strolls along a nature trail, to adventures on the Sand Dunes, to visits to intriguing high-elevation caves, to a technical rock climb of The Prow on Kit Carson Peak.
Whether your interests lie in hiking, mountain biking, having a picnic, playing on the “beach”, sliding down the sand slopes, horseback riding, bird watching, viewing wildlife, or just enjoying peace and quiet, we’ll provide the information you need to plan a trip to this magical place.
The book will lead you to fun and sometimes surprising places just outside the boundaries of Great Sand Dunes. Enjoy exploring beautiful Zapata Falls; take your boat out on San Luis Lake; meet alligators up close and personal right here in the San Luis Valley of Colorado; relax in hot springs; play golf at the foot of the majestic Sangre de Cristo mountains.
Learn about lodging, camping, restaurants, museums, and much more. We think you’ll fall in love with Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes National Park as we have, and will want to return again and again.
We are offering the original COLOR edition printed on high-quality paper with rounded book corners. Sadly, our publisher chose to release the latest printing of this guidebook in black & white.