Here in southern Colorado, far from any sea or even a major desert, is a startling sight -- a huge expanse of sand, piled nearly 750 feet high. The towering dunes, the tallest on the continent, seem incongruous, out of place in a land best known for the Rocky Mountains. But here they are, some 30 square miles of light brown sand dunes, restlessly grasping at the western edge of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. (Sangre de Cristo is Spanish for "Blood of Christ"; the name comes from the deep red reflected onto the snowcapped mountains by the setting sun.) … Back to Article
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