• Great Sand Dunes and Sangre de Cristo Mountains

    Great Sand Dunes

    National Park & Preserve Colorado

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View of tundra, forest, dunes, and grasslands from 13,297' Mt. Herard

From the tundra of 13,297 feet (4053m) Mount Herard, you can view the  many ecosystems of the park and preserve; each is habitat to a variety of species.

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The Great Sand Dunes geological system includes alpine lakes and tundra, forests, dunes, creeks, grasslands, and wetlands. This is one of the most biologically diverse parks in North America.

Follow the links above to learn about some of the diverse animals that thrive in this park and preserve.

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Ranger program in Medano Creek

Free ranger programs are offered regularly at Great Sand Dunes from May-September, and on request the rest of the year. Most programs welcome all ages. More...