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Off Roading The Sand Dunes

2017-04-17T11:03:02-06:00

Article & Photos b y URGGuide Field Editor Ryan Michelle Scavo Great Sand Dunes National Park is one of the many gems of the San Luis Valley. Resting on the far east side of the valley below the impressive and rugged Sangre de Cristo peaks, the park boasts impressive environments including a dune field that is home to the tallest [...]

Off Roading The Sand Dunes2017-04-17T11:03:02-06:00

Exploring Great Sand Dunes National Park

2017-04-17T10:32:09-06:00

Article & Photos by URGGuide Field Editor Ryan Michelle Scavo Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is one of the most unique sites managed by the National Park Service – from its location (in the highest alpine desert in North America) to its unique features and ecosystems including a dunefield, rugged peaks, high country forests, alpine environments, and [...]

Exploring Great Sand Dunes National Park2017-04-17T10:32:09-06:00

Photographer’s Paradise

2017-04-24T12:19:47-06:00

Tips for the perfect photos: Photograph during the magic hours (one hour after sunrise, one hour before sunset) when the sun is at a low angle creating a warm color balance, long shadows and stunning effects. Take several options with varying depths of field. Look for leading lines that take viewers' eyes through images. [...]

Photographer’s Paradise2017-04-24T12:19:47-06:00

Birds of the Sand Dunes

2017-01-06T20:19:44-06:00

The Great Sand Dunes National Park is home to a wide array of wildlife. There are over 200 species of birds at Great Sand Dunes, nesting in tundra, trees, grasslands, or wetlands. Come enjoy the crisp winter air and see if you can spot one or two! Check out some of pictures of things to [...]

Birds of the Sand Dunes2017-01-06T20:19:44-06:00

Wildlife in The Great Sand Dunes National Park

2015-05-31T18:28:35-06:00

The Great Sand Dunes National Park is home to a wide array of wildlife. From mammals, birds and reptiles to amphibians, fish and insects, the numbers are endless. Take a look at what you can find and see how many you can spot while visiting the park. Check out some of pictures of things to [...]

Wildlife in The Great Sand Dunes National Park2015-05-31T18:28:35-06:00

Sand Dunes Swimming Pool

2017-01-06T20:19:45-06:00

Come spend a day of fun in the naturally hot artesian waters of Sand Dunes Swimming Pool. Fun for the whole family, this large pool is amazingly clear with no odors or added chlorine. The pool is located near the town of Hooper and has amazing view of the scenic desert surroundings and the mountains. [...]

Sand Dunes Swimming Pool2017-01-06T20:19:45-06:00

Sandboarding at The Great Sand Dunes

2017-01-06T20:19:48-06:00

Get Outdoors! Come experience something new! One of the newest sports growing in popularity in the area is Sandboarding and sand sledding. Like the winter version, snowboarding, it offers challenges, thrills, lots of fun and exercise. Sand is a softer landing surface so Sandboarding is a great activity for all ages, young and old! Sandboarding [...]

Sandboarding at The Great Sand Dunes2017-01-06T20:19:48-06:00

Great Sand Dunes National Monument

2017-01-06T20:19:48-06:00

Throughout the history of the San Luis Valley one of the most notable and beloved sites has been the Great Sand Dunes National Park. The park became a national monument in 1932 and a national park and preserve in 2000-2004 to protect the park. Many visitors to the park find that their favorite part is [...]

Great Sand Dunes National Monument2017-01-06T20:19:48-06:00