Tag: sand dunes

Skip the Hotel Chains: Local Lodging in Alamosa

In the San Luis Valley in southern Colorado, the landscape of Great Sand Dunes National Park is something totally surreal and unique. With 14,000-foot peaks of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains as a backdrop, miles of and miles of Namibian-looking sand dunes are one of Colorado’s most beautiful quirks. The national park offers great activities to explore its natural wonder….

Headed West? Stay in Alamosa

If your Colorado travel plans bring you to the charming community of Alamosa, you are in for a treat. This true western town is known for its close proximity to Great Sand Dunes National Park. Here, you can explore the tallest dunes in North America. When you are done, take a soak in the hot springs or explore the San…

America’s Tallest Sandbox: Try Dune-Hill Skiing

Outdoor aficionados might be divided into two factions – winter people and summer people. Winter people are those who live for the season when snow blankets the land. For them, nirvana is a white-clad peak where they can don skis and carve turns down never-ending runs. Summer people, on the other hand, prefer warm days, sunshine and playing on sand….