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Published September 21, 2013, 11:00 PM

Away from Home: Great Sand Dunes National Park in southern Colorado

Great Sand Dunes National Park boasts the tallest sand dune in North America, Star Dune, which is 750 feet high at an elevation of approximately 8,600 feet above sea level.

By: Bruce Fingerson, Breckenridge, Minn., INFORUM

What: Great Sand Dunes National Park in southern Colorado

When: July 29

Distance from Fargo: 772 miles

Comments: Great Sand Dunes National Park boasts the tallest sand dune in North America, Star Dune, which is 750 feet high at an elevation of approximately 8,600 feet above sea level. The park has more than 30 square miles of dunes to hike upon.

Bruce Fingerson, Breckenridge, Minn.

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