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 include this one iconic spot that is often overlooked this time of year. Here’s everything you should know about planning your visit to the Great Sand Dunes in Colorado.
The main access areas to the Great Sand Dunes in Colorado 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 no 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 the 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.
Great Sand Dunes In Colorado
What are the best parks to visit in Colorado?
As you likely learned from the above article, the Great Sand Dunes National Park is one of the best hidden gem destinations in Colorado. However, there are several other national, state, and regional parks worth exploring in the Centennial State. Some of the best parks to visit in Colorado include Eleven Mile State Park, Arkansas Headwaters State Park, Rifle Falls State Park, Navajo Lake State Park, State Forest State Park, Mueller State Park, Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Roxborough State Park, and Lory State Park.
What are Colorado’s most famous natural attractions?
Colorado is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream come true, with breathtaking natural wonders to explore at every turn. If you’re planning a trip to Colorado and are eager to explore the state’s most famous natural attractions, you’ll have plenty to choose from. The following is a list of destinations that belong on your outdoor bucket list: Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, Rocky Mountain National Park, Island Lake in Silverton, Devil’s Causeway in Meeker, Natural Water Slide in the San Isabel National Forest, Boulder Creek, West Maroon Pass in Aspen, Eldorado Springs Swimming Pool in Eldorado Springs, Manitou Incline in Manitou Springs, Molas Lake Park & Campground in Silverton, Last Dollar Road in Telluride, and Wheeler Geologic Area in Creede. Of these, Rocky Mountain National Park is the most famous.
What is the best hiking trail in Colorado?
Colorado has thousands of trails, so narrowing down the best is a difficult task. One of the most famous trails, however, is the Maroon Bells Trail near Aspen. This 1.9-mile loop showcases some of the most exquisite scenery in the state and is most popular during the summer and the fall. Curious to learn more? Here’s why Maroon Bells is considered to be one of the most beautiful places on earth.