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10 Things We Love About Colorado | #10 – Sandsports at Great Sand Dunes

Sandboarding in Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, Colorado -- Glenn Oakley

(Photo credit: Glenn Oakley)

Colorado is famous for its skiing and snowboarding, but the action isn’t reserved solely for the snowy slopes.

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve offers winter’s downhill thrill with sandy summer warmth as thrillseekers can shred down one of the countless mountains of sand. Boasting the tallest dunes in North America, it was only a matter of time before somebody dreamt up this idea. As if that weren’t enough, nearby Medano Creek offers the perfect spot for a post-shred cooldown. Set all of this against a backdrop of rangy mountaintops and you’ve got a picture perfect way to spend a few hours or an entire day. Now, if we could only put some of this action near Seattle…

Learn more about Colorado’s sandy paradise here.

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