Great Sand Dunes System
NPS/Great Sand Dunes NPP
The large dunefield is actually just one of four primary components of the Great Sand Dunes geological system. The mountain watershed, dunefield, sand sheet, and sabkha are each important aspects of this complex sand system.
Did You Know?
Ute, Apache, and other tribes peeled bark from pine trees for food and medicine. Over 100 of these culturally peeled trees are still living in Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. More...