Breathtaking Seas of Sand

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

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Come marvel at the beauty of the dunes against the splendor of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
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Great Sand Dunes Information

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve spans over 30 miles and contains over 5 billion cubic meters of sand to create the largest sandbox in North America.  

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve spans over 30 miles and contains over 5 billion cubic meters of sand to create the largest sandbox in North America.  

"Life is a desert of shifting sand dunes. Unpredictable. Erratic. Harmony changes into dissonance, the immediate outlives the profound, esoteric becomes cliched." — Ella Leya 

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Nestled in southern Colorado, this park features North America's tallest dunes, rising over 750 feet high against the rugged Sangre de Cristo Mountains. 

The wind-shaped dunes glow beneath the rugged backdrop of the mountains. This geologic wonderland, containing over 30 square miles of massive dunes, became a national monument in 1932. With the passage of the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve Act, resources now also include alpine lakes and tundra, six peaks over 13,000 feet in elevation, ancient spruce and pine forests, large stands of aspen and cottonwood, grasslands, and wetlands—all habitat for diverse wildlife and plant species. 

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