Beautifully set against the Rocky Mountains, the Great Sand Dunes of Colorado (the largest such dunes in North America) are like something from another planet. It takes hours to climb to the top of the dunes from the parking lot, but the feeling of standing alone thousands of feet in the air is well worth the trek. After taking in the vistas, descend by foot or by sled/sandboard and cool off in the Medano Creek at the bottom of the peaks.

Beautifully set against the Rocky Mountains, the Great Sand Dunes of Colorado (the largest such dunes in North America) are like something from another planet. It takes hours to climb to the top of the dunes from the parking lot, but the feeling of standing alone thousands of feet in the air is well worth the trek. After taking in the vistas, descend by foot or by sled/sandboard and cool off in the Medano Creek at the bottom of the peaks.

US National Parks Map - The World includes this great country too!  I'm proud to say that my parents took us to so many of the National Parks when we were kids and I've added to the list as a grown up.  Still more to see!

US National Parks Map - The World includes this great country too! I'm proud to say that my parents took us to so many of the National Parks when we were kids and I've added to the list as a grown up. Still more to see!

17 Of The Most Underrated National Parks In America                                                                                                                                                                                 More

17 Of The Most Underrated National Parks In America

This Infographic Shows the Best Time to Visit National Parks in the US

This Infographic Shows the Best Time to Visit National Parks in the US

Traveling — that simple act of going from one place (yours) to another (a nearby town or a famous tourist destination) — has now become one of the world’s

granite hot springs in jackson hole wyoming.. i never got a chance to go here while I was there, kinda wish i had gone now

15 Amazing Places to Visit in Wyoming

granite hot springs in jackson hole wyoming.. i never got a chance to go here while I was there, kinda wish i had gone now

Enjoy all the NATIONAL PARKS in California - Road Trip: Exploring California’s Mountain National Parks. 10 days, 4 parks - road trip with kids

Road Trip: Exploring California's Mountain National Parks

Enjoy all the NATIONAL PARKS in California - Road Trip: Exploring California’s Mountain National Parks. 10 days, 4 parks - road trip with kids

Nothing like a close bear encounter to make you rethink what you're packing and how your camp is set up, and how you travel in the woods. Admittedly I had a quick cry from the stress of being huffed at close range, back at camp...

Black Bear Closeup

Nothing like a close bear encounter to make you rethink what you're packing and how your camp is set up, and how you travel in the woods. Admittedly I had a quick cry from the stress of being huffed at close range, back at camp...

The ultimate guide to Yosemite National Park in California. A short drive from San Francisco, Yosemite is California's most iconic National Park in the United States of America USA. Make the road trip along the Tioga Road drive and use our full driving maps and Yosemite Travel guide to plan your trip.

The ultimate guide to Yosemite National Park in California. A short drive from San Francisco, Yosemite is California's most iconic National Park in the United States of America USA. Make the road trip along the Tioga Road drive and use our full driving maps and Yosemite Travel guide to plan your trip.

Crystal Cave is a marble cave in Sequoia National Park, in California. It is between the Ash Mountain entrance of the park and Giant Forest

Crystal Cave is a marble cave in Sequoia National Park, in California. It is between the Ash Mountain entrance of the park and Giant Forest

15 Amazing Things to Do in Sequoia National Park + Kings Canyon National Park are home to the largest trees in the world // localadventurer.com

15 Amazing Things to Do in Sequoia National Park + Kings Canyon

15 Amazing Things to Do in Sequoia National Park + Kings Canyon National Park are home to the largest trees in the world // localadventurer.com

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