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Garden of the Gods Foothills Jeep Tour from Colorado Springs
"Tours head out of town via North Cheyenne Canyon and into the foothills of Pike's Peak and the Rocky Mountains. Our tour stops at Helen Hunt Falls for a brief visit to a classic Colorado water fall 2000 feet above Colorado Springs. Above the falls your tour route joins the Shortline Railroad grade traversing through two historic rail road tunnels and offering spectacular vistas. The views over the city and out to the plains and beyond inspired the song ""America the Beautiful"".At the end of the rail road grade is what civilization was 100 years ago. Our tour drives through the historic districts of Old Colorado City and Manitou Springs. Your guide will point out the oldest bu"""Join us on our most popular tour! This foothills tour highlights Colorado Springs' most well known landmarks including Pike's Peak and Garden of the Gods. Our knowledgeable guides unique Colorado history and amazing scenery will provide an adventure you'll never forget."title=Highlights&1=Choice+of+morning+or+afternoon+departure&2=Family+friendly&3=Multiple+times+offered+throughout+the+day&4=Step+back+in+time+on+a+history+tour&5=Led+by+a+local+guide&6=Perfect+introduction+for+first-time+visitors
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Private Tour: High Road to Taos from Santa Fe
"Heading out of Santa Fe and taking the High Road to Taos the first stop is in the village of Chimayo. After a series of supernatural events word began to spread about the mysterious occurrences there and before long a small church was built where the crucifix was originally found. From that time until now miraculous healings have been reported by countless visitors to that little church and the magical little town by the Santa Cruz River known as Chimayo (chee-my-oh). Now known as the ""Lourdes of the Southwest""
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Private Tour: High Road to Taos from Santa Fe
"Heading out of Santa Fe and taking the High Road to Taos the first stop is in the village of Chimayo. After a series of supernatural events word began to spread about the mysterious occurrences there and before long a small church was built where the crucifix was originally found. From that time until now miraculous healings have been reported by countless visitors to that little church and the magical little town by the Santa Cruz River known as Chimayo (chee-my-oh). Now known as the ""Lourdes of the Southwest""
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Most Viewed Things to Do in Great Sand Dunes National Monument

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Sand Dunes

The Great Sand Dunes is right across the Sangre de Cristo mountains from were my dad was brought up in the Wet Mountain Valley. But there's no road through - you have to go down around the south end...
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Medano Creek

Medano Creek is a seasonal creek that flows along the east side of the dune field. Note the difference in the number of plants and animals in this narrow strip of land as opposed to the dune field...
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Visitor's Center

On your way to dunes you can stop in Visitor Center. It is small and not so many exhibits there; however, it has a good and easy to understand information about dunes creation. Also you can see a...
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Many Ecosystems

There is a lot more here than just the dunes. There are several different ecosystems inside the park. There is an area of alternating salt0encrusted plains and wetlands called a "Sabkha"; a vast "Sand...
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Have a Picnic

The park has picnic areas in a few different parts of the park should you wish to dine in the great outdoors. The easiest to access is the one just across the parking area from the dunes. Some of...
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Wildlife

If you get away a bit from the crowd, you should be able to see wildlife. Here you can see a deer grazing just below the dunes. There is also some wildlife in the dunes themselves. You just need to...
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Fort Garland

Although Fort Garland is not a part of Great Sand Dunes National Park, I include this tip because it is just a few miles on I-160 East from the park. In a little town of population about 100 people...
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Creek

Creek of Zapata Falls gives you a great opportunity for pictures. But don’t have many hopes to take pictures of “an excellent view of the entire dunefield and San Luis Valley” as brochures promiss....
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Zapata Falls

Zapata Falls were real fun. I would say this is the place must to see; however, there is a trick and brochure let you know about it in vague way saying that “the hike to the falls is not for anyone...
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San Luis Lake

Before coming to Great Sand Dunes National Park I learnt about the beauty of San Luis Lake, so after sand dunes we took are right from County Lane 6, and followed the signs. Well, the lake is really...
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Sliding on boards

I found funny an idea of sliding down the sand dunes on snow boards. I saw some people who took paper boards and tighten string to the front, which served them for similar plastic board from the...
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Getting there is half the fun?

The roads into and out of Great Sand Dunes offer beautiful panoramas and a typical western US experience. As you approach the sand dunes they grow from a small speck to a respectable size. Depending...
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Camping

As you can see from the picture, tent camping is a very good option here. These campers were set up a few hunded yards away from the stream in a relatively quiet area near the edge of the dunes. Just...
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Flowers

A surprise to many is how many beautiful flowers you can see in desert areas. This is particularly true after a substantial rainfall in the spring, but as shown in this picture, even in the hot dry...
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224 Okeefe Pkwy, Alamosa, CO 81101
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3418 Mariposa, Alamosa, CO, 81101
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2005 Main St, Alamosa, CO 81101
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2505 Main St, Alamosa, CO 81101
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410 Main Street, PO Box 746, Westcliffe, Colorado, 81252, United States
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6301 W Us Highway 160, Alamosa, CO 81101
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Top 5 Great Sand Dunes National Monument Writers

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Basaic

"Basaic Great Sand Dunes National Park Page"
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frank_delargy

"Great Sand Dunes!"
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caffeine_induced78

"not hot enough for the Sahara"
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goingsolo

"Colorado's Great Sand Dunes"
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OlenaKyiv

"Sand, sand, sand. In Colorado???"
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