Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve Climber's Log

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nader - Oct 23, 2021 7:53 pm Date Climbed: May 20, 1993

Great Sand Dunes

Spent a few hours here May 1993.


scramblingbadger - Dec 4, 2019 3:09 pm

Jurassic Dunes  Sucess!

Did hiking and wading with my kids here. They loved it! They dubbed the place "Jurassic Dunes".


tehbea5t - May 27, 2018 11:31 am Date Climbed: Apr 13, 2017

Sand Dunes  Sucess!

They do not disappoint.

T. White

T. White - Nov 9, 2017 1:19 am Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2010

Fascinating place  Sucess!

Climbed up a dune or two, away from the afternoon crowd. Views of the Sangre de Cristos in fall color behind the dunes were really something... one of these days I'd like to return to hike some peaks.


ozarkmac - Sep 10, 2017 4:17 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2008

Includes real mountains  Sucess!

Beautiful area. Includes the Upper and Lower Sand Lakes Basin, Milwaukee Peak, Music Mountain, Tijeras Peak, etc.


wannabepeakbagger - Apr 27, 2017 11:41 am Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2016


Bluebird day, little breezy. Think I made it to the top of Star Dune. No swimming this time of year unfortunately

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Apr 28, 2016 1:05 am

many visits  Sucess!

many visits over the past 15 years… hiking dunes, camping, playing in the stream…drove through and nearly got stuck


whatdoIknow - Feb 28, 2014 12:40 pm


The best thing to do is to find the biggest, baddest dune, face straight doen, run as fast as you can and yell!!


technicolorNH - Nov 24, 2013 11:26 am Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2011

Nothing quite like it in North America  Sucess!

Took a rest day after a failed attempt at Blanca Peak the day before. Romped all over the dunes after a morning thunderstorm blew through. I had a lot of fun but I guess the time to go with kids is in late spring when the snowmelt comes down off the mountains and makes a sort of beach near the dunes.

alpineair - Oct 28, 2013 5:47 pm

Ski the Dunes  Sucess!

Hiked the tallest dune. Later skied some dunes with my daughter's Girl Scout Troop.


LDuszer - Aug 20, 2013 11:27 am Date Climbed: May 12, 2012

Amazing Place  Sucess!

Went here on a weekend trip - camped on the Medano Pass Road and played in the Sand Dunes the next day. Far fewer regulations than most National Parks (dogs are allowed).


THalky - Jul 24, 2013 3:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2013

Be careful with the lightning  Sucess!

A storm popped up in about 10 minutes and we high tailed it out of there. Such an interesting an unique place. Had a blast.

Jimmy Rivers

Jimmy Rivers - Jul 22, 2013 12:50 am Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2013

Amazing Dunes  Sucess!

Such a crazy site to these dunes in the middle of COs high peaks. A neat side trip that I enjoyed tremendously!


telemarkdude - Jan 28, 2013 6:25 pm

Ski Area?  Sucess!

Hiked up a number of the sand dunes. Others were skiing the sand!! Need to come back with my tele skis and try that.

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Dec 1, 2012 12:01 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2010

Makes you think..  Sucess!

Beautiful place, wonder of nature!


Fletch - Nov 30, 2012 3:31 pm Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2012

Couple times  Sucess!

highpointing and the like...


JThorne - Nov 30, 2012 12:49 pm Date Climbed: Oct 30, 2012

Mosca Pass  Sucess!

Unfortunately missed the peak of fall colors and the wind made climbing the dunes miserable. However, I enjoyed a nice walk up the canyon to Mosca Pass.

Pete Castricone

Pete Castricone - Sep 13, 2012 10:54 am

Unique area  Sucess!

Memorial Day 2007. Climbed the dunes. Very fun place.


CoreyBurba - Jul 30, 2012 9:23 am Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2009

Very Unique Experience  Sucess!

I've been here twice and just love it. The second time we went out hiking for several hours amongst the dunes. Would love to go back and do it again!


byates - May 8, 2012 4:05 pm

Skiing the Dunes  Sucess!

I've gone down for skiing a few times, in 2010 skied over 7000 vert in a day, last year after my vertical mile got chased off by thunderstorms.

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