Hike two-mile Sand Ramp Trail to the foothills of Sangre de Cristos. Survey the panorama of sandy planes at the overlook or continue down the trail to the east and north perimeters of the dunes. Midday jaunts on the Sand Ramp can be brutal—wake early to complete this route, before the searing sun is high.

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Expert Review of Dunes Overlook/Sand Ramp Trail

Parks and Outdoors Review of Dunes Overlook/Sand Ramp Trail

Away Travel Expert: Kim Lipker
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ParksExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Camping,Day Hiking
Parks and OutdoorsExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • For a view of the dunes from the foothills of the Sangre de Cristos, you can begin hiking the Sand Ramp Trail in Loop 2 of the campground.

From north, take 17 off 285; from south, follow 150 off 160
Parking: Visitor Center hours: summer 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; fall, spring, winter 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Price: $3 National Park fee

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 719-378-6300
Fax: 719-378-6310
Price Information: $3 National Park fee
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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