Great Sand Dunes National Park

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    Zapata Tent Camps

    “We’ve got an hour before the sun sets, should we ride out and find some bison?”

    And so kicked off our camp out on the Medano among the wild bison. A combination of laid-back spontaneity and the freedom of having 55,000 acres to yourself set the tone for the evening. With the tents set up and fire ring built, Kate, Jessie and I had our chores done and could go have some fun. We set off north in search of some

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    by Emily Paxson

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    Christmas in Spring

    Photographer Matt DeLorme reflects on his first branding experience at the Chico.

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  • Chasing the Green

    This spring feels like it’s pregnant. As if it is about to burst out unchecked as a living being.

    by Duke Phillips

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September 4, 2014

Medano Creek

Medano Creek flows through the Great Sand Dunes National Park each spring and summer with runoff.

September 2, 2010

The Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

In an area surrounded by mountains and a large farming community, the question that is always on people’s minds is “How did sand dunes get here?”. We do know most of how they got here but research continues, new discoveries about the dunes being made every day. Primarily sand is carried down from the San Juan Mountain. Winds from the south west bring in sand and slowly carry it upwards. Medano Creek brings sand and other sediments downstream to the

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