Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve Climber's Log

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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

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

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

September

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

whatdoIknow - Feb 28, 2014 12:40 pm

Best

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

technicolorNH

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

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

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

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.

SenadR

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

Makes you think..  Sucess!

Beautiful place, wonder of nature!

Fletch

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

Couple times  Sucess!

highpointing and the like...

JThorne

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

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

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.

aaronjames

aaronjames - Apr 3, 2012 11:43 pm

The Dunes  Sucess!

Camped a few days here on a bike trip across the Rockies. Hands down one of the most unique and amazing places in Colorado!

MissingHusky

MissingHusky - Jan 18, 2012 11:26 pm

Fun Place  Sucess!

Great place to take the kids, camp, play in the water, hike, go 4-wheelin' & visit hot springs. Avoid July/August because of insane amounts mosquitos. In May the river runs through the bottom of the Dunes and makes it a water wonderland in the middle of the desert - pretty neat. Easy access to great hikes & climbs from here, too. Hike north on foot out of Park to access old ghost town of Liberty, Cottonwood & more...

Misa

Misa - Sep 24, 2011 4:38 pm

many trips   Sucess!

Many trips, great park for kids, dog friendly, nice camping. I can't wait to go back.

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