Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado

Overview

The Great Sand Dunes National Park is a national park near Alamosa, Colorado and is one of 13 National Park Service sites in Colorado. The park covers 149,028 acres of land area and was established as a National Monument in 1932 by President Herbert Hoover, and was upgraded to National Park status in September 2004. Since then, it has reached an average of less than 400,000 tourist visits per year. The Great Sand Dunes National Park was established to conserve the sand dunes on the eastern edge of San Luis Valley which are the largest in North America.

About the Great Sand Dunes National Park

Aside from containing the tallest sand dunes in the continent, the Great Sand Dunes National Park is also estimated to contain more than 5 billion cubic meters of sand. This sand dune landscape covers more than 30 square miles in land area.

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