Sand Dunes and Zapata Falls.


After visiting Capulin Volcano (see previous post) in New Mexico we headed back to Colorado and to the Great Sand Dunes National Park.

We went to see the stars at night, and it was incredible. I wish I could have taken photos of that beauty but you have to see it in person! It was dark but we could hear the water rushing and knew the river from snow melt was at the dunes and I was so excited to go back the next morning. We also saw Elk while driving out there at night! They are huge and a little scary. I never did see Elk during the day.

The next day when we returned to the Sand Dunes it was the most perfect day, not too hot or cold and just a little wind. We did sand boarding (or more like sledding for me) with sand boards rented in town. I highly recommend this activity!

On the way out of Sand Dunes you pass by Zapata Falls, so we decided to to check it out. Who knew it would be so stunning. When you to get the "falls" at the end of the trail there you see a river. You walk through the river and through this crevice...


And then, you find the beautiful Zapata Falls!! FROZEN! So cool! You can't tell the scale and awe from the photo, but it's seriously awesome.

Also, Pronghorn "Antelope" seen from the road all over the place.

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