The Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is the tallest dunes that the North America has. It tops at roughly 700 feet. There are varieties of the environment surrounding the park too which include:
- Aspen Forests
- Alpine Lakes and;
Just near it is a grove of 200 ponderosa pine trees.
This is listed on National Register of Historic Places.
Basically, there are many other activities that you can do at the dunes. To give you an example, the Medano Creek is a very popular stream for engaging in beachside activities and tubing, curves throughout the edge of dunes in late spring as well as early summer.
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And throughout the summer season, the temperature can range from 45 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. If you think of visiting the dunes on warm months like summer, take into account that even though air temperature isn’t that bad, the sand can quickly skyrocket to 150 degrees. The weather can be unpredictable and unforgivable as there may be instances of thunderstorms during the afternoon. So better plan in advance.
Also to make sure that you will stay comfortable and safe throughout the trip, make sure that you have brought and worn the proper outfit and gears.