Southwest Roadtrip: The Great Sand Dunes, First Glance

The Great Sand Dunes, Colorado

The Great Sand Dunes, Colorado

Our summer roadtrip seems like a long time ago, but I’ll never forget visiting The Great Sand Dunes.

It was a long drive from the main road in Alamosa County, Colorado to the park’s entrance. Then, finding the one lane, dirt road that wound up along the base of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range to a parking area was a challenge. Would our rental car make it up the hill and over the rocky, bumpy path? Once we parked, the sand dunes seemed very far off, and in between us and the sand dunes was scrub, bent trees and cacti.

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Maybe it was the big sky that made the sand seem so far away, but it didn’t take long to hike down to the base of the dunes and reach a stream.

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I saw creatures in the partly submerged driftwood.  After I let my imagination stretch wide, I looked up and…

…breathed in the beauty of the dunes. 

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