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Great Sand Dunes National Park Travel Guide

Great Sand Dunes National Park Sports & Activities

Uncover sports & activities in Great Sand Dunes National Park with our insider's guide.


While the park is a good choice for hikers and overnight campers, it's not for mountain bikers or other cyclists; bikes aren't permitted off...


The San Luis Valley is famous for its migratory birds, many of which stop in the park. Great Sand Dunes also has many permanent feathered residents...


Fly fishermen can angle for Rio Grande cutthroat trout in the upper reaches of Medano Creek, which is accessible by four-wheel-drive vehicle...


Visitors can walk just about anywhere on the sand dunes in the heart of the park. The best view of all the dunes is from the top of High Dune...

Horseback Riding

It's BYOH (bring-your-own-horse) here, but if you've got horses, you can ride them throughout the preserve and in much of the park. There are...



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