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High Dune

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"High Dune on First Ridge: 3.0 miles (hard) The highest dune in the park is known as "High Dune," and climbing it offers visitors spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding dune field, mountains, and the San Luis Valley. You will go two steps forward and one step back this entire hike, but the view from the top is worth it. So is the run (or sled!) down!"
"With this trail only being 3.0 miles round trip, it is possible to underestimate its difficulty. I promise after a quarter mile through the sand, you'll realize why its ranked highly difficult on our list. This entire trail is uphill through the deep sand dunes, but the views from the top of High Dune offer the best views in the park."
"If you’re feeling ambitious and energetic, hike all the way to High Dune (3 miles round trip), or just hike until you find a view you like, and enjoy as the sun illuminates the landscape around you. High Dune Trail 3 miles 629 feet of elevation gain AllTrails Link:"

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