A trip to Sand Dunes Natl. Park and a great hot springs on the Spring Equinox!

Great sand dunesWe had a visitor from Denver this weekend so we thought we’d show him some of the rural highlights of living down here in southern Colorado. We drove over La Veta Pass to first visit Great Sand Dunes National Park.

What a trip, a big pile of sand dunes in the middle of the high mountains!

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Then we continued down the road a few miles to Sand Dunes Pool, a natural hot springs in the middle of nowhere. I wrote about this previously, because it is such a find. I took more pictures this time so you can get more of a feel for the adult section of this amazing property!

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One thing I LOVE about it is all of the cool tropical plans everywhere. One of the owners told me that people bring their own plants to live here. How cool is that? Especially orchids that need at least 70% humidity.

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But they have everything in there, tomatoes plants, a Jade tree and lots of succulents. I especially liked this cool display of succulents and cacti in a large, old log stump.

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I have got to get me one of these!

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4 thoughts on “A trip to Sand Dunes Natl. Park and a great hot springs on the Spring Equinox!

  1. Oh, gosh, that looks spectacular! We’re having a bit of a raw start to Spring here in NYC (I went for a shore walk yesterday and finished up in the snow), I wish I could somehow teleport for a lazy day soaking in the hot springs!

    And the dunes look amazing.

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  2. It’s so beautiful and you remind me of how much I loved Colorado when I lived there. Now that I’m a Pacific Northwesterner, I will always have a soft spot in my heart for your area. I simply love that succulent display! 🙂

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