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Short hike with a beautiful ending at the falls.

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25 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

I highly recommend doing ellingwood before Blanca and taking the southwest ridge. Most fun I have had yet on a 14er!

hiking
2 months ago

The frigid water made it painful to go to the falls. A local said it's best done in winter when frozen. Very popular and busy trail. Worth the short hike, and wading the river made it a memorable experience.

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

Easy but interesting. Good for the end of a long day.

hiking
3 months ago

Love the Sand Dunes! There's really no "trail" to speak of, just miles of sand and dunes. It's a lot of work getting to the tops of the high dunes, and the expanse of the area makes distances rather deceiving. In summertime, it's good to start out early, before sunrise. The dunes are much less crowded then, and the sand won't burn your feet.

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

3 months ago

Rated 5 stars because of the amazingly rewarding view from the falls. You have to scale the steep rock on all 4s to get there (most fun part of the climb), but from that vantage point, you can see everything and it is awesome.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice that the creek crosses midway. Kids did well, dogs paws hurt on the return.

hiking
4 months ago

The first half (heading counter-clockwise) may have been light to moderate, but coming back across the dunes was hard! Literally walking up the steepest, off-camber walls of sand, trying not to look down, getting breathless within seconds - very taxing and tedious but worth the work! We had the most amazing views and the feeling of being on a vast desert mountain in the sky made it seem otherworldly! Walking along the creek barefoot at the end was the perfect ending to an amazing hike! Expect: wind, lots of sand in your shoes, a feeling as though there isn't really a "trail" to follow because there isn't really (using this app in real time helped). Wear: gaiters, a hat, lots of sunscreen. Bring: strong right hamstrings (or left if going clockwise).

One of my favorite places to hike. I've hiked along the dunes, Medano creek and in the forested areas to the East. The dunes were created due to high wind, so take that into consideration while packing your gear. This National Park is a gem and a must-visit location. Visit the interactive Ranger station and bring your camera for sunset shadows on the dunes.

hiking
4 months ago

Pretty trail in Great Sand Dunes National Park. Amazing views of the dunes from the top lookout spot. Combine this loop trail with Mosca Pass Trail to make more of a journey!