Cottonwoods, Sand Dunes Autumn View
October 30, 2021
An amazing autumn view of rustic, gold cottonwood trees with the Great Sand Dunes and snow covered 13,414 foot Cleveland Peak in the background as seen by a hiker from the Montville Nature Trail.
Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve protects the tallest dunes in North America ... that are the centerpiece in a diverse landscape a whole lot more. The park and preserve contain ecosystems consisting of grasslands, wetlands, forests, alpine lakes, and tundra ... each supporting specially adapted plant, animal and insect life. Many visitors are surprised at the huge size and diversity of this park. So, make the most of your visit by taking the time to experience the Great Sand Dunes with its visitor center located in Mosca, Colorado.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo.