The Underrated Beach With The Whitest, Most Pristine Sand In Colorado

When you think of Colorado, what comes to mind? Denver? The mountains? Legal weed? I am guessing that no one said beautiful beaches, right? Believe it or not, you don’t have to travel south or west to enjoy a fun day in the sand, thanks to this gorgeous, yet underrated beach in Colorado:

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Tucked away within the Great Sand Dunes, Medano Creek is a cool and refreshing seasonal stream that emerges in late March to early April, peaks in June, and then disappears for another year come August. Brought on by snowpack and rains, Medano Creek — like the Great Sand Dunes themselves — is a true gem that features fast-moving, yet shallow waters that are perfect for both little kids and kids at heart! In addition to the beautiful waters themselves, Medano Creek is surrounded by the warm, white, and soft Great Sand Dunes, making for a great place to stroll, tan, and just enjoy.

For more information on Medano Creek and its current water levels, please visit the National Park Service’s website. Want even more beach fun? Then check out these 10 Little Known Beaches In Colorado That’ll Make Your Summer Unforgettable!