Trailer Camping at Great Sand Dunes National Park

December 12, 2011
Filed under National Parks

The Great Sand Dunes National Park has a bit of a multiple personality, but for anyone looking to trailer camp in the area, that means something completely different for every season.

Depending on the time of year, there are rivers to swim in, sand dunes to climb, snowy mountains to ski down, and beautiful hikes over dunes or through grasslands, through wooded forests or along Medano Lake, even through bison covered wetlands and up beautiful mountain sides.

The park is located in the southern half of Colorado, smack dab in the middle of the state.  Dunes encroaching on towering mountains gives the 85,000 acre park a surreal look. The melange of different ecosystems make the Great Sand Dunes National Park a haven for wildlife including bison, elk, deer, marmots, beavers, bears, mountain lions, big horn sheep, badgers and a wide range of birds call the park home.

There is an entrance fee of $3 per adult and children are free, which is valid for 7 days. An annual pass to Great Sand Dunes National Park is $15.

For camping sites in the area, visit Colorado campgrounds.

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