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Great Sand Dunes National Monument

David Peterson

Great Sand Dunes National Monument

by David Peterson

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Published by Tandem Library .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL7600669M
ISBN 100613545265
ISBN 109780613545266

The Great Sand Dunes National Park is simply stunning. There are two tour packages to choose from, depending on your time allotment and what you want to see. You may book a trip along the Sand Road or add the primitive road to Medano Pass to combine the dunefield experience with gorgeous alpine settings with 9 creek crossings each way! Check. Rodeway Inn Alamosa is 33 mi from Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. Free WiFi is available. A cable TV and a work desk are featured in all air-conditioned rooms at Rodeway Inn Alamosa. Indoor heated pool with water slide. Was given complimentary drink in .

VALLEY OF THE DUNES: GREAT SAND DUNES NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE by Bob Rozinski and Wendy Shattil, with text by Audrey DeLella Benedict (X, $) is as much an armchair read as it is a destination guide, providing a photographic tribute to Colorado's San Luis Valley and Great Sand Dunes National Park. Rising from the heart of the Tularosa Basin is one of the world's great natural wonders - the glistening white sands of New Mexico. Great wave-like dunes of gypsum sand have engulfed square miles of desert, creating the world's largest gypsum dunefield. White Sands National Monument preserves a major portion of this unique dunefield, along with the plants and animals that live on: White Sands National Monument Highway 70 West, Alamogordo, , NM.

The sweeping dunes were protected as a national monument in and as a national park in From prehistoric hunter-gatherers to the historic Ute Indian tribe, inhabitants have long used the Southern Colorado's unique Great Sand Dunes rise to a height of feet above the San Luis Valley floor and are the nation's highest dunes not /5.   Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Great Sand Dunes National Monument by David Petersen, , Children's Press edition, in EnglishPages:


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Open all day and night year round, the tallest dunes in North America are the centerpiece in a diverse landscape of grasslands, wetlands, conifer and aspen forests, alpine lakes, and tundra. Experience a starry sky on moonless nights, or a surreal walk on the dunes under bright full.

Myrtle Woods was one of the members of the Ladies' PEO group who initially worked for the protection of Great Sand Dunes as a national monument in the s. Courtesy Monte Vista Historical Society. People and Great Sand Dunes: An Enduring Connection. Human beings have known about, visited, or lived near the Great Sand Dunes for a long, long time.

State HighwayMosca, CO Review Highlights. “Very dynamic views, and great hiking the dunes.” The park does not allow motorized vehicles, but, you can get little boards and ride the dunes up read more.

Reviewed 1 week ago. “Great Big Sand Dunes” This is a place I didn't even know existed until just a few months /5(). With the passage of the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve Act, resources now also include alpine lakes and tundra, six peaks o feet in elevation, ancient spruce and pine forests, large stands of aspen and cottonwood, grasslands, and wetlands—all habitat for.

It was a pile of sand that rivaled anything one would find in the Sahara. It was the Great Sand Dunes. The Great Sand Dunes National Monument encompasses the tallest sand dunes in North America.

Even though they are many miles from the nearest ocean, the same ingredients for their creation -- that being sand, wind and time -- were still prevalent.

Culturally peeled ponderosa pine trees, Great Sand Dunes National Monument, Saguache County, Colorado: Final report (G. & A.I. cultural resources report) [Martorano, Marilyn A] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Culturally peeled ponderosa pine trees, Great Sand Dunes National Monument, Saguache County, Colorado: Final report (: Marilyn A Martorano. This book is the essential guide to one of the nation's newest national parks. Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve earned this status inand became an instant treasure both for Coloradans and vacationers everywhere/5(18).

Great Sand Dunes National Monument Throughout the history of the San Luis Valley one of the most notable and beloved sites has been the Great Sand Dunes National Park.

The park became a national monument in and a national park and preserve in to protect the park. Get this from a library. Great Sand Dunes National Monument. [David Petersen] -- Describes the history, landscape, wildlife, and available activities of Great Sand Dunes National Monument.

Hikes in Great Sand Dunes National Monument You can hike anywhere you want in the sand dunes, although there are no designated trails. If you make it all the way to the top, you'll be rewarded with spectacular views of the dunes and the nearby mountains.

Great Sand Dunes National Monument is a common place to spend time for folks from Mosca. Great Sand Dunes National Monument has glorious outdoors recreation that you may use. A glorious place to camp here at Great Sand Dunes National Monument is San Luis Lakes. Take a side trip to Arena Creek, and you'll meet a lot of folks from Mosca here.

Great Sand Dunes became a national monument inbut in recent years concerns over the possible effects on the dunes and their ecosystem from water usage in the surrounding area have increased. InCongress passed a law approving park status pending the acquisition of "sufficient land having a sufficient diversity of resources.".

Welcome to the Great Sand Dunes Oasis The Gateway to Recreation in the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. On the eastern side of the remote, high-mountain San Luis Valley, between the Blanca Massif and Crestone Needle, are the Great Sand Dunes, the tallest sand dunes in North America.

The Great Sand Dunes Beautiful, Strange and Unusual. His book, "The Mysterious Valley," St. Martins Press, is the "Bible" of strange and unusual activites in the San Luis Valley. Phone: Local Points of Interest. Sand Dunes National Park. The Colorado Directory.

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, Mosca, CO. 69, likes 2, talking about thiswere here. "Like" this National Park Service page for updates about Great Sand Dunes' nature /5(K). Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve protects overacres in the Sangre de Cristo mountains within the San Luis Valley of Colorado.

It was originally designated a national monument in to protect its dunes from gold mining and sand extraction for cement, but for millennia before the designation, indigenous communities have. Sea of Sand: A History of Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.

by Michael M. Geary. Illustrated, pages, hardcover, ISBN University of Oklahoma Press book page. Sea Of Sand Official Press Release. This second volume in the series grew out of a PLHC project to write an administrative history of Great Sand Dunes National.

"Organizations and online sites": p. 45 Includes bibliographical references (p. 44) and index Describes the history, landscape, wildlife, and available activities of Great Sand Dunes National MonumentPages: Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve was originally designated a national monument inthen a wilderness area inand attained national park status in The national park designation included a new national preserve in the adjacent Sangre de Cristo Range.

Great Sand Dunes National Monument. Great Sand Dunes National Monument - closed to vehicles. Location: Southern Colorado.

Description: North America's tallest dunes rise over feet high against the rugged Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The main dune field grows to enormous heights not only because of a complex wind regime, but also due to sand.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: United States. National Park Service. Great Sand Dunes National Monument. [Denver, Colo.?]: United States Departmentof the .I’ve written about The Great Sand Dunes in Southern Colorado, but this place much different.

Dunes at White Sands don’t have quite the altitude of those in Colorado (which makes sense because The Great Sand Dunes are the tallest in North America), but this endless field of crisp white sand looks like something from a far a way land.Dinosaur National Monument: Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument: Grand Mesa National Scenic and Historic Byway: Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve: Hotchkiss National Fish Hatchery (Administered by the U.

S. Fish and Wildlife Service) Mesa Verde National Park Here is a separate page for Mesa Verde National Park bonus stamps listed.