Colorado's Underrated Tourist Attraction
Photo: Sunset view of sand waves at the top of Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve, Colorado. (photo via SeanXu/iStock/Getty Images Plus)
Purple mountain majesty and snow-capped peaks are many people's only vision of Colorado, but did you know the nation's tallest sand dunes are hanging out here, too? Head to Great Sand Dunes National Park to sink your feet into the grains, do some sand-sledding and maybe even get your feet wet at the seasonal wonder that is Medano Creek. And when it comes to scenic drives, this state has an embarrassment of riches, but for every San Juan Skyway, there's a hidden gem like the short-but-sweet Skyline Drive near Cañon City to cruise on, too.