Great Sand Dunes National Park is located in the Sangre de Cristo Range in south central Colorado. The park preserves an area of the largest sand dunes in North America, as well as, a landscape of grasslands, wetlands, conifer and aspen forests, alpine lakes and tundra. The park is always open which makes it a great venue to experience night skies and nocturnal wildlife.
A shocking variety of animal life dwells in or near the dunes, including a minimum of seven species of native insects which cannot be found anywhere else in the world. The most notable species include Great Dunes Tiger Beetle, Kangaroo rats, raccoons, porcupines, squirrels, elk, mule, deer, black bears, mountain lions and big horn sheep. These species have acclimated to the harsh, arid conditions of the region, and each contributes to the compelling ecological diversity and complexity of the Great Sand Dunes.
The top 5 best rated things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park include:
2. Sand boarding
4. Horseback Riding