While it resembles something seen in a galaxy far, far away, the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is just about a four-hour drive from Denver. Scientists believe a combination of volcanic eruption, lake erosion, and sediment carried from the mountains formed the dunes, which are...
August 7 2014, 8:30 AM
Why we love it: Colorado is landlocked, but the sand dunes make you feel like you’re on a beach.
When to go: Early morning. This summer, the park opens by 8:30 a.m.
As a gravity-phobe, I prefer hiking uphill to traveling down. But there’s one exception to that rule: The Great Sand...
July 9 2013, 1:09 PM