The Great Sand Dunes are a special place. It's a super unique national park that is in the middle of nowhere southern Colorado. 360 Sangre de Cristo mountain views and hundreds of miles of sand with no trails. To get to the dunes, we started at the parking area and walked across Mediano Creek, which was cold on the first day and warm on the second day based on whether or not the sun was out.
The kids have been to the dunes before, but Kolby was only a toddler and KD didn't even remember the experience being a 3 year old. This time, we drove down there and didn't tell our kids that our family friends were going to meet us there. It was a fun surprise when they showed up to our camping spot the first night. The look on their face when they saw them was priceless. We had a great time with the Coffins as we stayed at our parents "cabin" in the Spanish Peaks area the first night and then rented a cabin near the dunes on the second night. The kids (and adults) got to play in the creek and, believe it or not, all of the older kids made it to the top of High Dune, which was not an easy task! The wind up there was intense.
|Sunset on the Dunes