Pueblo Scrapbook

Visiting Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes National Park – Day Trip from Pueblo

The Great Sand Dunes National Park is a nice day trip from Pueblo, about 2 hours drive. Autumn is the perfect time to visit. You can climb the sand dunes, sled down them, walk your dog, meditate, picnic, … People find all kinds of ways to enjoy miles and miles of sand surrounded by the beautiful Colorado mountains.

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Hiking the Spanish Peaks Near Pueblo, Colorado

South India has Arunachala.
Southern Colorado has the Spanish Peaks!

The Ute, Comanche, Apache and other earlier Indian tribes held the Spanish Peaks in religious awe and named the mountains Wahatoya, meaning “Breasts of the Earth.”

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For six years I’ve enjoyed looking at the Spanish Peaks from my back porch in Pueblo, Colorado. Today, I finally drove to the Spanish Peaks for a hike!

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It was a simple day trip. I left home after breakfast, hiked up and ate lunch above the tree-line on the West Peak and was home in time for an early dinner. It was also a fairly easy hike through a lovely forest with incredible mountain views!

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The Spanish peaks are surrounded by long rock walls that radiate out from the mountains like rays radiate out from the sun. There are at least 400 of these walls. They stand up to 100 feet high and are up to 14 miles long. They are spectacular to see in person. Here is a photo I took of one from a distance and then close-up.

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