Tag Archive: Great Sand Dunes National Park

Nov 05

Montville Nature Trail: Great Sand Dunes National Park


The Montville Nature Trail provides a nice little stroll located on the opposite side of the sand dune parking lot on the main park road.  At just over a mile this nature trail is right for just about any hiker.  The trail goes through a forested area for most of the trail which makes it …

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Oct 11

Great Sand Dunes: Visitor Center & Nature Trail


One of the great things about the Great Sand Dunes National Park is that it has one outstanding unique scenic viewpoint and you can see it from the deck of its visitor center.  Seeing the sand dunes at the base of Sangre de Cristo Mountains provides for a dramatic contrast of land forms.  Of course, …

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Aug 30

Medano Creek: Great Sand Dunes National Park


Medano Creek is where you will probably have the most fun during a visit to Great Sand Dunes National Park.  I know that was true for us.  As interesting as it was to hike up the sand dunes and see sunrise from the top Medano Creek was a whole lot more fun and effortless to …

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Aug 15

Landscape photography Number 15: Sunrise Great Sand Dunes

One of the most fun things about photography is all the experimenting involved. There are so many different things you can photograph and ways to photograph them. Different angles, different lighting, so many options. Photograph literally means light picture, so lighting is one of the greatest things to experiment with. On a recent trip to …

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Aug 04

High Dune: Great Sand Dunes National Park


When planning a trip to the Southeastern part of Colorado, I knew one of the things I had to see while I was there was the Great Sand Dunes National Park and more specifically hiking the sand dunes there.  I had never been there and for some crazy reason I had it stuck in mind …

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Jul 27

North Clear Creek Falls: A Colorado Treat


North Clear Creek Falls is a beautiful waterfall that does not require a hike to go see so definitely worth a stop if you find yourself in south central Colorado.  The waterfall is located along the Silver Thread Scenic Byway on Forest Road 510.  Our particular route was from Alamosa which we were staying at to see …

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Jul 13

Zapata Falls: Short Hike to a Hidden Waterfall


Zapata Falls near the Great Sand Dunes National Park is a small 25 foot waterfall that requires a short hike up a mountain creek to see.  It is the perfect way to cool down during a summer visit to the sand dunes.  Or if you are visiting during the winter months you would be in …

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Jul 06

Great Sand Dunes National Park: Dunes at Sunrise


I had never been to the Great Sand Dunes National Park, and was excited at the possibility of photographing such a unique place.  Probably not too many places in the world where there are towering mountains, large sand dunes, and a creek.  Knowing it was late June I figured the most enjoyable time to photograph was …

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