The day found us in Alamosa, Colorado and we made our way to the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. We ran into a bit of trouble on Route 160 as there was an accident in a construction zone about 5 miles before Route 150. We were diverted onto a dirt road and were diverted around the accident. Following behind the sand clouds kicked up by the cars in front of us was something this city boy doesn’t do everyday!
We were delayed about twenty minutes but were soon on our way. In due time, we reached our destination – the Great Sand Dunes. Truthfully, from far away they are interesting to look at but not as impressive as up close.
We stopped and shot this at the entrance to add to my collection of National Park entrance signs.
The dunes as seen from behind the visitor center. Looks a little out of place, doesn’t it?
The dunes close up. Mrs. Curmudgeon in the picture can provide some size refrence.
Our next stop was Colorado Springs and the Garden of the Gods. More on that in my next post.