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Great Sand Dunes National Park Is Colorado's Most Unexpected Natural Wonder

06/13/2014 08:00 am 08:00:26

When you imagine Colorado, what do you envision? The majestic Rocky Mountains? Snow-covered foothills? Glassy lakes and thick green forest?

How about sand dunes?

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Great Sand Dunes National Park is probably the most unexpected natural wonder Colorado has to offer. The 30-square-mile park of vast, rolling sand dunes sits among the peaks of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and San Juan Mountains.

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The sand dunes are the tallest in North America, making them the perfect place to test your sand-boarding and sand-sledding skills.

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If sand sports aren't your thing, you can explore the park on a hike, taking in the epic views. This park is a photographer's dream.

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Great Sand Dunes is also a stellar place to stargaze. Because of its high elevation, the spot is an easily accessible dark sky viewing location.

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Regardless of your hobby of choice, Great Sand Dunes National Park is a natural wonder everyone should visit. It's too gorgeous not to!

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