Sand Ramp Trail, Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado, USA
Much more than sand dunes, this hike includes creek crossings, wildlife viewing, and stunning shots of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Skirt the eastern edge of the dunes across undulating terrain for 11 miles one-way. Camp near Sand Creek’s cottonwoods before backtracking the next day.
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