Colorado is the home of Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. The quarter that honors the park is 24th in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program.
This park has the tallest dunes in North America. The park's other landscape features include grasslands, wetlands, forests, lakes, and tundra. This variety provides visitors with a wide range of activities like hiking, sand sledding, splashing in the creek, and watching wildlife.
The coin's design features a father and son playing in the sand next to Modano Creek. The distinctive Sangre de Cristo Mountains and sand dunes fill the background.
Great Sand Dunes National Park was first established as a national monument on March 17, 1932.