Just when Kali-cat was getting comfy in the Mesa Verde Lodge we left for the Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. Located in Colorado, a bit off the beaten path, there lives some massive American sand dunes. I've always wanted to visit this park but since we were with feline we couldn't really spend too much, or really any, time in the sandy backcountry.
After stopping by the Visitor's center, we drove to a parking-lot nearby and set out onto the dunes. It was sandy.
These dunes are crazy-big. Lots of sand-boarding surfer types. See the little specs of people in the picture above? Epic sand.
So, about the Park being the almost greatest. It's just we're a little partial to the Bruneau Dunes in Idaho we recently visited (and declared most beautiful sand dunes in the USA). Did we declare a winner too early? Is Great Sand Dunes National Park the greatest after all? More careful examination of this park is definitely in our future…just not on this trip. I blame the cat (as usual). Off to the Ozarks!
~Paul, Amber, Kali ETC
P.S. Take notes: essential Everyone's Travel Club camping materials pictured below.