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September in Great Sand Dunes National Park

I’ve wanted to visit Great Sand Dunes National Park for frickin’ YEARS. YEARS. I begged Ryan all the time when we lived in Fort Collins, but that five hour drive just seemed too long back then. Well, during our road trip from Texas to Colorado this past September, we decided to make a pit stop in none other than the GREAT SAND DUNES NATIONAL PARK. FREAK YEAH!

So here’s the thing about this park. IT HAS SAND DUNES BABY — the tallest sand dunes in North America to be exact.

So here’s another thing: I love sand. It is one of the reasons why I love the desert and the beach. They got sand!

I was elated to spend some time here. The sand was gorgeous. I wanted to roll around in it all day. And I think visiting in September definitely has its advantages, one of which being that the sand isn’t scolding hot.

Although we only spent a couple hours here, it was an unforgettable experience, and I already know I will visit again one day.

When it comes to the dunes, you can walk anywhere, and we even saw people trying to sand board. If you want to camp on the dunes, simply hike past the first hill and you can pitch your tent wherever you please.


Where: Great Sand Dunes National Park, Southern Colorado


When: September! In my opinion, this is one of the the best times to go. We took these pictures around 10 am. It was warm enough for short sleeves but cool enough to walk the sand barefoot!

The Look: Jumper: Royal Dyeness | Hat: Stetson | Boots: Teva


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