Travels With Minnie: Great Sand Dunes National Park

A quick trip to see North America’s tallest sand dunes, including the 755 foot Star Dune, was today’s outing. Driving toward the entrance to the park, the Sanger de Cristo mountains dominated the skyline and left me wondering just how impressive sand dunes could be in comparison.

As we got closer, the dunes captured our attention.
It was impossible for me to photograph the entire length of the dunes.
The seasonal Medano Creek, shallow enough to wade across today, flows at the base of the dunes, requiring dune trekkers to get their feet wet.
The park colors are absolutely beautiful this time of year.

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7 thoughts on “Travels With Minnie: Great Sand Dunes National Park

  1. Jackie Bachman

    Jim remembers being there by the dunes as a kid. It was summer and he ended up with a hundred mosquito bites from his trek across the shallow water and bushes. Then he had to sit In a car all the way back to Los Angeles! He learned that chapstick can alleviate the itching From mosquito bites…

    Jackie Bachman Board Member, Community Relations OHRA (760) 889-5122



  2. Kathy

    Very interesting-we have never visited Great Sand Dunes NP. We ill put it on the list!


  3. elaine shanafelt

    Did you go here on an earlier trip? Or maybe it was other friends. Either way , thanks for sending your travel blog and photos. We did route 50 through Nevada on one of our trips. We enjoyed seeing new to us country and national parks. There are so many things to discover in US. Enjoy!

    Sent from my iPhone


    • We did take a trip to Colorado last fall. We set out (again) a couple weeks ago on a slightly different route, hoping to reach West Virginia for a visit with (son) Chris and Gail. In search of warmer weather now!



    Happy Birthday dear friend. Those beautiful sand dunes will make this another special birthday. I miss seeing you and Sue. Thanks for all the wonderful posts.Love to both of you;. Carolyn


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