The main attraction of the park is the dune field, which contains the tallest dunes in North America. This photo only captures the Easternmost tip of the dune field, which is 30 square miles in size:
Naturally we hiked the dunes themselves. Unlike the rest of the family, I decided to use snowshoes, which turned out to work really well:
M and I climbed to the top of the highest dune in this part of the dune field. The dunes seems to go on forever:
The kids ran down when possible:
Of course, the kids received their Junior Ranger badges:
The dune field is surrounded by high plains, about 8000 feet high here:
I find the open plains to be so beautiful:
From the park, we drove West to overnight at the Walmart of Durango, Colorado. See the trip map for driving details and our current location.