I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – who put this here?! Who knew Great Sand Dunes would just be right there and so epic. (Maybe everyone knew haha, but we were seriously impressed.)
The main thing to do in this park is PLAY! Bring your sand boards, toys, and even swimsuits and have a day at the beach in a landlocked state! I love it!
Pets are even allowed on the dunes, which Vladimir was stoked about. He hasn’t had a really good kitty adventure in a long time.
We decided to hike up High Dune around sunset for some epic views. It was actually pretty steep on the dunes and quite the strenuous thigh-burner. Vladimir made it up almost the whole way, but had to get a free ride a few times. He did great though.
Frolicking is a given. You just really can’t help yourself.
We had so much fun running around and jumping off the dunes. We felt like kids again and I love that. You don’t get that feeling total carefreeness very often.
Watch out all your cat ladies, Vladimir is on the prowl. That smolder 🙂
We camped on some BLM land outside the park and the next day went to check out Zapata Falls.
Only 1/4 of a mile up the trail we found a frozen castle of magicalness. Sometimes, I really love it when the reward is not so far away haha.
These frozen falls were amazing, still and quite, yet alive – underneath the sheath of ice you could hear them trickling. Seeing all of this made Cees want to try ice climbing. I don’t know if I’m super stoked on that idea haha. I really don’t like being cold or wet, or worse both.
Don’t forget the trusty spikes for your feet! These things have saved my butt many times this winter.
Vie is looking a little hammered these days, but you have got to hand it to her – she’s taken us over 35,000 miles around our beautiful country to experience countless incredible places. We love you Vie!