Great Sand Dunes National Park

Southwestern Colorado

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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


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  • GPS Coordinates & Elevation

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  • Trail Difficulty (1 out of 5)

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  • Directions

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  • Best Time of Day to Shoot

    It is all about the light! We help you plan your trip and let you know if the location is a sunrise, sunset or anytime shot.

  • Best Time of Year to Shoot

    Sunrise might be best in summer or the water fall conditions are best for spring. We will let you know.

  • What Lens(es) Do You Need

    If you are hiking a long distance, weight is important. We provide which lens(es) are needed to help lighten your load.

  • Special Nuances of the Shot

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