By Marc Piscotty

Great Sand Dunes National Park Trekking

Equipment Info
Canon Canon EOS-1D Mark II
State/Province/Region
CO
Country
US
Nearest Area
Great Sand Dunes National Park
Town
Alamosa
Description

Visitors to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve take in the view from atop a dune while hiking in the park late one afternoon. Great Sand Dunes, located near Alamosa, Co., is the state's newest national park and features stunning sand dunes that rise more than 700 feet above the floor of the San Luis Valley. Last year the National Park Service completed the conversion of Great Sand Dunes from a national monument to a national park. The park now encompasses some 150,000 acres and the dunes were formed by blowing winds that have carried sand across the San Luis Valley and deposited them at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains for thousands of years.

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Date Added
February 19, 2013
Date Taken
January 1, 1970

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