See the Great Sand Dunes National Park Dunes

Colorado, United States

Colorado is best known for its Rocky Mountains, but one of the most popular destinations in the state is actually the Great Sand Dunes National Park, where there are no rocky forests in sight. The highlight of these dunes is the Star Dune, which is North America’s tallest sand dune and provides excellent hiking and viewing opportunities. Rest muscles tired from hiking up steep, sandy hills while enjoying the Rio Grande River, whose sand and soil deposits are what caused the dunes to be formed in the first place, nearly 12,000 years ago. The area is packed with great camping options and is the perfect place to spend a long weekend.

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