Visit to Colorado

Visit to Colorado

GREAT SAND DUNES NATIONAL MONUMENT

38,659 acres. Located at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and next to Rio Grande National Forest, in south-central Colorado, this is a huge area of sand dunes. Among them are the highest dunes in the country, nearly 700 feet tall.

Activities: There are a few trails for hiking and backpacking outside of the dune area. Most of the Monument is trail-less, however, requiring crosscountry travel. Horseback riding is permitted.

Cam ping Regulations: Backcountry camping is allowed at two designated sites, and also throughout the western part of the Monument, beyond the main dunes. A free permit must be obtained from the visitor center. Campfires are prohibited.

For Further Information: Great Sand Dunes National Monument, 11500 Highway 150, Mosca, CO 81146;(719)378-2312.

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