Great Sand Dunes Area

Range TypeBogus mountain grouping for this site
Highest PointMount Herard (13,350+ ft/4069+ m)
CountriesUnited States
Area374 sq mi / 970 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent27 mi / 44 km North-South
32 mi / 51 km East-West
Center Lat/Long37° 52' N; 105° 32' W
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Map of Great Sand Dunes Area
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Great Sand Dunes Area.
Northern Sangre de Cristo RangeLevel 5 (Parent)
         Crestone GroupLevel 6 (Sibling)
         Great Sand Dunes AreaLevel 6

Major Peaks of the Great Sand Dunes Area

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Mount Herard13,350+4069+Great Sand Dunes Area
2.Medano Peak13,1534009Great Sand Dunes Area
3.Peak 1292512,9253940Great Sand Dunes Area
4.Peak 1288312,8833927Great Sand Dunes Area
5.Mount Zwischen12,0063659Great Sand Dunes Area
6.Peak 95209520+2902+Great Sand Dunes Area
7.Peak 933593352845Great Sand Dunes Area
8.Great Dune86902649Great Sand Dunes Area
9.Star Dune85982621Great Sand Dunes Area
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.

Photos of Peaks in the Great Sand Dunes Area

Mount Herard
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Mt Herard from Mt Zwischen (2019-07-17). Photo by Ken Jones.
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Great Dune
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Next to the mighty 14,000 peaks of Blanca and Ellington, the great dunes have very tall sand formations to climb (hikers in background) (2014-08-09). Photo by William Musser.
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