A popular, sandy ridge walk to the highest dunes in North America. Even though this is usually done as a short hike, there are no trails or route markers. It can be harder than anticipated if the steady winds are stronger than usual or if the weather is hot and dry. Bring plenty of water and a windbreaker even during the best of weather. These dune hikes can be most enjoyable early and late in the day when the low light of the sun reveals the beautiful details of the dune structure.
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Directions to: High Duneprint directions
Trail Statistics & Information
|Elevation Gain||400 ft|
|Duration||Out-and-back day hike|
|Season||Best spring and fall; year-round access is reliable|
|Trailhead Elevation||8,100 ft|
|Top Elevation||8,691 ft|
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