Amidst the high desert brush land in south-central Colorado lie the Great Sand Dunes National Park, the tallest sand dunes in North America. Over 750 ft. tall and covering over 30 square miles, the dunes within Great Sand Dunes National Park are an imposing force as they rise out of the San Luis Valley.
Surrounded on the north and east by the 13,000+ ft. Sangre de Cristo mountain range, the dunes create an incredible landscape worthy of at least 2-3 days of your time. Depending on the time of year, snow-capped peaks, seasonal creeks, and colorful wildflowers provide for a multitude of creative photographic opportunities.
Photos and location summary by Wolfe Repass