6 days in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve & Wind Cave National Park Itinerary

6 days in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve & Wind Cave National Park Itinerary

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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 2 nights
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Wind Cave National Park
— 3 nights
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the activities along Little Medano Creek. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of High Dune Trail and then stroll through Mosca Pass Trail.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve trip itinerary website.

Orange City to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve is an approximately 10.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Orange City to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve when traveling from Orange City in June, with lows around 42°F. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Mon) before leaving for Wind Cave National Park.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Wind Cave National Park

— 3 nights
Wind Cave National Park presents one of the United States' few remaining intact prairies.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): hike along Rankin Ridge Nature Trail, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wind Cave National Park, then hike along Elk Mountain Nature Trail, and finally stroll through Windcross Conservancy. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Elk Peak and then explore and take pictures at Needles Highway.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Wind Cave National Park trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Wind Cave National Park with the Route module. When traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Wind Cave National Park, with highs around 73°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 48°F. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Wind Cave National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

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