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    Montville Nature Trail

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    0.8 km
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    27 m
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    Montville Nature Trail

    Immerse yourself in the wilderness as you wander the Montville Nature Trail. This accessible adventure can be enjoyed year-round by the whole family. Enjoy the area’s flora and fauna whilst reveling in panoramas of the dunes and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

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    Route Description for Montville Nature Trail

    The Montville Nature Trail is a stunning adventure in the Great Sand Dunes National Park. A welcome change from the area’s quintessential dune expeditions, this trek reveals awe-inspiring sights of the sounds from afar, exhibiting the enormity of the dune field and the craggy peaks that sit in the background. Keep in mind that the National Park charges a $25USD entrance fee for 1-6 passenger vehicles, allowing access to all the hikes and attractions within the park.

    Embark on your adventure along the Montville Nature Trail from the Mosca Pass Trailhead. Setting out from the trailhead, follow Montville Nature Trail east, along the babbling waters of Mosca Creek. As you wander along the path, be sure to admire the vibrant wildflowers that decorate the terrain. Eventually, you will reach a junction, and the Montville Nature Trail will redirect west. From here, you will be granted impressive views of the dunes.

    Now hiking northwest, the route will travel through a more forested section of mixed pine and Douglas firs. As you meander along the path, it will begin to curve south, delivering you back to the trailhead.

    Getting to the Montville Nature Trail Trailhead

    The Montville Nature Trail is accessed via the Mosca Pass Trailhead off Highway 150.

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      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly


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