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Alamosa County

Added by yongli on 06/24/2016 - 16:36, last changed on 01/31/2021 - 17:02

Great Sand Dunes

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Alamosa County, named for the Spanish word for “ cottonwood grove,” is located in the high San Luis Valley of south central Colorado. At 7,544 feet, the valley is bordered by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains on the east and the San Juan Mountains to the west. Alamosa County encompasses 723 square...

Cottonwood Trees

Added by yongli on 01/29/2021 - 17:18, last changed on 03/19/2021 - 01:07
One of the most ecologically and culturally significant trees in Colorado, the plains cottonwood ( Populus deltoides monilifera ) thrives near rivers and riparian areas throughout the state. It is one of the only tree species to grow on Colorado’s Great Plains , which made it an important source of...

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

Added by yongli on 03/31/2017 - 16:17, last changed on 03/23/2021 - 16:21
The Great Sand Dunes sprawl along the eastern fringes of the vast San Luis Valley of south central Colorado, covering an area of nearly thirty square miles. They are the tallest aeolian (wind-produced) dunes in North America, heaping mounds of sand that tower more than 700 feet above the valley...
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