Dunes Parking Lot to Campground Connector Trail
ElevationAscent: 80' 24 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 8,143' 2,482 m
Low: 8,063' 2,458 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 5% (3°)
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“A flat trail paralleling Medano Creek from the parking lot to the Campground connector trail.”— Kristen Arendt
From this trail, there are a variety of access points to head out on the dunes and run along the creek or start running up the dunes themselves. Or if you would prefer to stay on firmer ground, you can connect to the Dunes Access from Campground Trail and climb back up to the foothills for a longer run.
Elk, deer, pronghorn antelope, rabbits, coyotes, kangaroo rats, bullsnakes, short-horned lizards, and a variety of birds such as hawks and vesper sparrows.
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