Great Sand Dunes National Park

And Zapata Falls


Two weekends ago my friend Amanda and I went out to the Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve! Along the way there’s a super cool waterfall  (Zapata Falls) and tons of trails around it. The parking lot and trailhead is only about a mile or so from the falls, with three benches along the way so it’s a really decent hike for people who may not be in great shape. There’s also like four miles of marked trails but of course after we saw the frozen falls we headed off the trail for a little climbing.  💁🏻


A short hike back to the car and a quick drive – we made it to the sand dunes! Because it’s still spring, the mountain river was still wide and noticeably flowing.


We had a pretty decent hike through the dunes and made it over three Sand peaks or so- but I plan on coming back with Micah and hiking from the parking lot across the dunes to the foothills.

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