If the sands of Africa are calling your name but your bank account is running a bit low on cash, we've got you covered. The Great Sand Dunes in Colorado are as impressive as the vast Sahara and are a spectacular retreat from everyday reality. You can wander through miles of wondrous landscapes for a truly unique adventure.\nThis scenic area is unlike any other found in Colorado and looks like something straight out of the wild deserts of Africa.\nThe Great Sand Dunes is a 30-mile stretch of golden sands reaching as far as the eye can see. They are reportedly the tallest dunes in North America.\nYou can explore the 750-foot hills in all their glory any time as the park is open year-round.\nIf you want to add some adrenaline to your unique adventure, you can sled down the dunes, perfect for thrill-seekers missing the snowy slopes of winter.\nIt's essential to bring actual sandboards or sleds made for these activities as snow-related equipment won't slide on the dry textures.\nThe park is also known for its epic stargazing thanks to the night skies.\nView this post on Instagram Went to Egypt over my lunch hour A post shared by Jordan Ott (@jordott) on Apr 10, 2020 at 3:28pm PDT\nEntry costs $25 per vehicle and gives you access to the dunes and surrounding vistas.\nYou'll be swept away by the stunning rise and fall of the golden grains and wisps of sand as they float along on the breeze.\nView this post on Instagram One of my favorite places in Colorado, the Great Sand Dunes National Park. As soon as I got to @greatsanddunesnps I decided to make it to the top of the dunes, I remember asking a park ranger how long to get to the top and he said ‘45 min of you are fit’ and then gave me a funny look, I only made it 3/4 high after 1.5 hrs, I sat down, focused on breathing and just chilled... altitude sickness is real y’all!! #travel #photography #nationalparkgeek #nationalparklife #adventure #beautiful #nature #travelphotography #amongthewild #longexposure #longexpohunter #nikon #instagood #igers #colorado #visitcolorado #westbysouthwest #earth_shotz #earthpix #life #coloradoshared #coloradotography #love #moon #sky A post shared by Carlos Lopez (@carlosl) on May 6, 2020 at 9:59am PDT\nThe scene is like something out of Arabian Nights or an Indiana Jones film.\nAs night falls as you can watch, the stars shine brilliantly in the velvety sky.\nView this post on Instagram That grow together kind of love. So grateful for this guy, that’s all ♥ A post shared by Mariela Torres (@mariela.torres__) on May 4, 2020 at 10:36am PDT\nIt's all of the excitement of the Sahara, minus having to worry about an 18-hour flight across the ocean, nestled right in the Rocky Mountain State.\nGreat Sand Dunes National Park\nPrice: $25 per car\nAddress: 11999 State Highway 150, Mosca, CO\nWhy You Need To Go: These dreamy dunes are almost as good as visiting those of the Sahara, plus you can board or sled down the golden sandy hills.\nWebsite\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.