Great Sand Dunes National Park Travel Guide
Fodor's Arizona & the Grand Canyon 2013
Created by winds that sweep the San Luis Valley floor, the enormous sand dunes that form the heart of Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve are an improbable, unforgettable sight. The dunes, as curvaceous as Rubens' nudes, stretch for more than 30 square mi. Because they're made of sand, the dunes' very existence seem tenuous, as if they might blow away before your eyes, yet they're solid enough to withstand 440,000 years of Mother Nature—and the modern stress of hikers and saucer-riding thrill-seekers.
There are no hotels, motels, or lodges in the park. The nearest lodge is right outside the park entrance, and there are many hotels in Alamosa and other...read more
There are no dining establishments in the park. In the visitor center and at the campground there are vending machines with drinks that are stocked mid-spring...read more
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