We did a bit of traveling through the state of Colorado recently and we enjoyed the opportunity to view many peaks over 14,000 feet. Two of the peaks in the picture below fall into that category. We caught sight of them just before Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.
As we arrived, we took note of the fierce wind streaking down from the mountains. It carried a lot of low clouds with it and we quickly understood how this great sand dune is formed.
It really was a brutal wind and we did not brave it to go walk on the sand dune.
Instead, we toured the visitor center and drove to the end of the road.