Arrival at Del Norte, CO

Where is Del Norte, CO?

Today’s travel: map item #42 to #43, 135 miles

Today we traveled toward home, planning on a long drive. But at Del Norte we stopped to visit the Great Sand Dunes national Park as a side trip. The closest I was before to the Dunes was at a campground near Questa, NM on the cliffs above the Colorado River last year. I remember it was very cold, so cold it cracked Barth’s windshield.

The campgrounds at the park will not accommodate large vehicles. We camped in the parking lot of the Tin Cup Cafe with the owner’s blessing.

Barth at the Tin Cup Cafe.

The Tin Cup Cafe.

The Dunes are unique in their location, height, and geological system. The subtle tones in the sun are just not the same in a picture. However I offer a panorama of the dunes.

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