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Unique and Unexpected Road Sign
of sign - Entry road into Great Sand Dunes National Monument.
taken- July 2008
up view of sign
View of Sign
Unique and Unexpected
to the high elevation desert that is Great Sand Dunes! Does
this landscape strike you as amazing, bizarre or totally out of
If you so, you're not alone. For many, the unexpected
combination of massive dunes surrounded by alpine peaks and a
valley inspired awe and curiosity.
30 square miles dunefield before you is the most impressive part of
an enormous deposit of sand stretching west, south and
The San Juan Mountains on the far western horizon contributed most
of the sand, which was washed by mountain streams
the San Juan Valley. From there, southwestern winds blew,
bounced and pushed the grains toward the Sangre de
piling them into the tallest dunes in North America.
Graphics on the Sign
addition to the text there is an aerial picture of the Great Sand
Dunes and an inset map of the park.
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