Are you looking to do something different during your next family vacation? How about a visit to the Rocky Mountains? There are so many options available to you. However, I would recommend visiting the Great Sand Dunes National Park! There are so many things waiting for you inside this national park. While you could search for the best things to do on your own, I thought I would save you a little time. I have a few favorites of my own and I know your family will love them too!
5 Best Things to Do in Great Sand Dunes National Park
Climb to the Top of the Tallest Sand Dune
The tallest sand dune in the US can be found at the Great Sand Dunes National Park. This sand dune is seven hundred fifty feet tall. It can take a total of five hours to get to the top and back to the bottom again. If you are not ready for that type of challenge, I have another option. You can easily walk to the area that looks the tallest from the parking lot. You will still have breathtaking views and won’t be as tired afterward!
Grab Your Sled for Some Sandy Fun
Family fun is always part of family vacations, so add a little to your Great Sand Dunes National Park adventures! Grab a sled or snowboard and pretend the sand is snow. You will be amazed at how similar this type of sledding is and how your family won’t want to stop.
Take Advantage of the Ranger Programs
The ranger programs are normally held on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. The topics change regularly, so it is best to check the schedule for the time of your visit. I recommend the sunset hikes with the rangers, because you can see this spectacular area in a whole new light.
Hike to Zapata Falls
Zapata Falls is right outside the Great Sand Dunes National Park. The hike is only a half-mile to the waterfall and a half-mile back. This waterfall is only thirty feet tall, so it won’t be as mesmerizing as some of the other falls you can see in the region. However, it is an excellent place to stop to cool down during the hottest days of the year.
The Medano Pass Primitive Road is the perfect place to do a little four-wheeling in this park. This is one of the best things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park. We can reserve the 4WD vehicles over in Alamosa. Simply pick up your vehicle before conquering the rocky terrain and soft sand. There are even a couple of creek crossings that your kids will love!
These are the five best things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park. However, there are many other options for you to choose from. We can easily create a list of things to do for your Great Sand Dunes National Park vacation. Call me today and let’s get the planning process started! To see more vacation ideas for your family vacation click here.
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