Great Sand Dunes offer unique visitor opportunities


In south central Colorado, The Great Sand Dunes National Park and Reserves is allowing tourists to sandboard and sandsled on the sand dunes. The park contains the worlds tallest and largest sand dunes in in the world.

One of the first things visitors can do at the park before having fun is to stop by the visitor's center, where they can get background knowledge of the formation and history of the sand dunes. Throughout the visitor center, visitors can look at many of the pictures and paintings of the sand dunes to get a clue of what they are going to see on their visit. Along with the paintings and photos, a video is presented showing the sand dunes and many of the available activities at the park.

Some of the ways to explore the sand dunes are by riding mountain bikes, taking a ride on a horse, and hiking. The park is open 24 hours a day, allowing many visitors to walk at night around the dunes to watch the stars. Taking a hike on the tallest sand dune, which is 755 feet, gives visitors an amazing view of the many sand dunes around the park. Along with exploring the sand dunes, many visitors take a moment to go see the wildlife and splash around Medano Creek, which is located below the sand dune.

Check out clip below from YouTube which shows the sandboarding and sandsledding opportunities at the Great Sand Dunes: