The Place In Colorado That Is Often Overlooked In The Fall… But Shouldn’t Be

Come fall, everyone flocks to the mountains and other places that are abundant in trees, which leaves several Colorado locations and attractions nearly abandoned. While I am also a huge fan of the changing fall foliage, I enjoy discovering other must-see autumn attractions, which includes this one iconic spot that is often overlooked this time of year.

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The main access areas to the Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserver are via the Dunes Visitor Center or Piñon Flats Campground. Here’s a handy map to help you find your way to this stunningly beautiful location:

Do keep in mind that this region is a pretty remote wilderness area, so there is limited cell phone service and zero wifi near the park. For this reason, it’s best to bring along a map or guide that is not reliant on GPS to help you navigate once you arrive. You can find more information about the Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve on the National Park Service website (here’s their official park map – you can also pick one up at the Visitor Center, which is located at 11999 CO-150, Mosca, CO 81146).

Ready to discover even more fall fun? Here Are 11 Of The Very Best Things You Can Possibly Do In Colorado This Season.