High Dune Climber's Log

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David Mortensen

David Mortensen - Jul 19, 2023 10:00 am Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2023

High Dune  Sucess!

I absolutely loved this. Melissa and I had so much fun hiking to the top of the dune and playing in the sand. Also, we were there early morning and the scenery of this park was just stunning!


walt_ - Feb 11, 2019 10:37 am Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2018

Awesome hike with the kids  Sucess!

Perfect day, not too cool or too warm. My kids, 12 and 9, used their sand sleds periodically on the way up. My daughter took off her shoes toward the summit. Amazing views from the top. We all joined her on the way down, barefoot. That was a major improvement.

jakegarber - May 9, 2016 7:28 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2014

Sand snowboarding

I couldn't get my lazy buddy to climb to the top so I had to settle for about half way up...snowboarded the dunes back down.


damgaard - Oct 10, 2015 2:35 pm Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2015

an amazing place  Sucess!

This place is simply amazing and I got a ton of great photos. Well worth walking up to the summit.


technicolorNH - Sep 15, 2015 8:36 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2015

Rest day  Sucess!

Needed something to do on a rest day besides Royal Gorge so I hit the dunes again. First time I was up on High Dune was in 2011; this time the wind was blowing hard and fast, making me wish I had brought goggles. By the time I hit the flat and looked behind me it was hard to tell where I had been. I'm sure that in an hour all my footprints ceased to exist.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Mar 12, 2014 5:58 pm Date Climbed: Mar 9, 2014

6 Peaks  Sucess!

With Los Mogotes, Bighorn Peak, Dune 8860, 8850 & 8147.

alpineair - Nov 21, 2013 11:41 am

More fun..,  Sucess!

then you would think. Kids make it better, and when the light is right, heavenly.


Kessler - Aug 27, 2013 5:06 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2013

High Dune  Sucess!



Shaylee - Aug 27, 2013 5:04 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2013

High Dune  Sucess!



Scott - Aug 27, 2013 4:50 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2013

High Dune  Sucess!

The plan was to climb Ouray Peak today, but the kids had such a good time at the Sand Dunes that they wanted to stay there. We actually ended up climbing High Dune. It sure was a lot faster and easier to come down than it was to go up. After climbing the dune we quickly went down, but the kids wanted to climb another dune and run down, so I let them do so while I watched.


JRaphaelson - Jun 3, 2013 8:07 pm Date Climbed: May 31, 2013

Route: Dune Parking Lot  Sucess!

Big change from hiking mountains but it was truly amazing.

Woodie Hopper

Woodie Hopper - May 27, 2013 10:24 am Date Climbed: May 25, 2013

High dune   Sucess!

Hiked with our boys Nicholas (9) and Benjamin (8) during Memorial Day weekend.

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - May 22, 2013 3:16 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2010

Amazing work of nature.  Sucess!

This place is amazing, kids love it!


boisedoc - Sep 5, 2011 1:47 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2011

Interesting place  Sucess!

Fun running down

REM - Jun 25, 2011 8:42 pm

Not the "Tallest"

Multiple times...


LadyWawa - Feb 6, 2011 3:58 pm Date Climbed: Dec 25, 2009

Wonderful!  Sucess!

Very cold Christmas Day! Wonderful views!!

Boriss Andean

Boriss Andean - Jan 28, 2011 5:26 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2005

High Dune, fun hike!  Sucess!

Hiked with Karina and Boris. One of my best trips ever. We spent a night at the campground and hiked up to High Dune the following day. We have more fun with the sled on the way down to the stream.

Jeremy Hakes

Jeremy Hakes - Jan 19, 2011 9:57 am Date Climbed: May 11, 2007

Sandy  Sucess!

Beautiful park.


hyperbolictans - Aug 11, 2010 12:40 am Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2010

Fun walk up

Climbed up on a windy and cloudy day. Very pleasant. Unique experience to be on top of a sand dune.


PhenomenalWoman - Aug 22, 2009 9:52 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2009

Great Workout!  Sucess!

Sludged up the cold morning sand to be the second to summit (behind Eleutheros). Spent a little while conversing with a family at the top (those kids had way too much energy!). Headed back just as the sand started to get hot. Beautiful views of the Sangres all around!

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