Next stop on our road trip: Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in Alamosa/Mosca, Colorado. The dunes come out of nowhere – you are surrounded in mountains and plains and then BAM: dunes.
We rented a sand board, much like a sled, from a shop in town and attempted to sled down! We found out early that since the sand was so hot, we had to apply a lot more wax than we expected.
So, we spent the morning sledding in the dune field after off-roading to the Sand Pit area via the Medano Pass Primitive Road!
Check out some of these action shots:
Obviously, we got covered in sand. And it was so hot that our feet were feeling a little burnt.
To cool off our feet, we sat in Medano Creek, which separates the road from the dunes.
After de-sanding and drinking some water, we headed over to the more popular Mosca Creek area to take more photos, of course.
Well, now we can say we’ve sand-sledded in Colorado. Next stop, Colorado Springs.
*All photos are mine except Dunes map.