Is this south central Colorado or the Sahara? It’s not always easy to tell at this unique park where the continent’s tallest sand dunes join the rugged Sangre de Cristo mountains.
Wander, sled or sand-ski among the dunes, or, even better, backpack out to camp in the sand.
Home to the highest sand dune in North America, this park is packed with amazing things to do. Check out our Top 10.
It’s hard to understand this park's scale. But don’t be daunted—we asked professional photographer Andre Costantini where to approach the dunes for the best photos.
Make your time in the park count with our detailed itinerary! This other-worldly park boasts the tallest sand dunes in North America.
While the park road is relatively flat, many roads in the Rockies are winding and involve driving alpine passes. Here's the best route for an RV.
Each year we ask travelers to enter their best photos in our annual photo contest. Here are some of the best shots in Great Sand Dunes National Park.
In a picturesque and sandy landscape of southern Colorado, a Night Skies Photography Workshop was led by pros from Tamron and National Park Trips Media.
Convenient airports include San Luis Valley (Alamosa), Colorado Springs and Denver. See maps and our vacation recommendations.
The tower and its garden marks the spot of suspended reason and suspect reality, instead welcoming a faithful appreciation of the unknown and unorthodox.
For the hungry tourist, there is another gem right in town - Locavores, a farm fresh experience hoping to enhance Alamosa’s culinary reputation.
Want to take in the sweeping beauty of Longs Peak or the awe-inspiring view of Painted Wall? Here are the many options for national park entrance fees.
Bring your sled, beach chairs and shade umbrella to explore the tallest sand dunes in North America near Alamosa, Colorado.
Download the official map to find your way around Colorado's Great Sand Dunes including park roads, trails, visitor center, and the dunefield.
Pack your gear, grab your ride and head south from Denver to ride through amazing views of the central Rockies and the southern Colorado landscape.
Base in Alamosa to tackle the top 6 things to do in and near Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve plus two quirky side trips.
In the San Luis Valley, the “Cradle of Colorado” has the oldest church, Colorado’s first town, historic trains, historical sites, and agricultural riches.
Discovered in the sands of Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, oddly shaped stones play rock music.
Board the train on either end of the line for a full day of jaw-dropping views. If you didn’t know better, you might think you’d been transported back to 1880.
Home to thousands of elk, mule deer, marmots, bighorns, and the occasional black bear.
Get ready for a magical vacation in the sand with our insider information on hotels, cabins and camping near the national park in Colorado.