Great Sand Dunes National Park 

Sun, sand, and… mountains?

This past August (2017) we moved across the country from Louisiana to Washington state. On the way up we decided to turn a 35 hour trip into a 2 week long road trip to different national parks. Our first park was Great Sand Dunes National Park.

I wish you could see the massive size of these dunes! The photos just don’t do them justice.

It took many tears and about 2 and a half hours, but we made it to the top! Not being used to a higher elevation definitely made this hike a bit difficult, not to mention sand makes you slide backwards for every single step. 😉

The mountains make the dunes feel even more surreal.

I did it!
He did it!
So happy!
Slipper slope
After our descent!
We beat the storm!

However, one of my favorite parts was our campsite. We had a full view of the dunes and the mountains. It was perfect!


Our cute campsite!
We loved having such a great view of the dunes!

I am so glad we had the chance to stop by, even if for just a day. Totally worth it!


Much love,


Author: Chelsea Yell

I write for fun and to keep up with memories I make with others.

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