The Mountain Barrier

The Mountain Barrier (HM1CIG)

Location: Chatham, CO 81146 Alamosa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 43.992', W 105° 30.756'

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Mountains and passes were important in the formation
of the sand dunes.

You are looking at the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Prevailing southwesterly winds carrying sand across the San Luis Valley were blocked by the mountains.

As the winds rose to sweep through the passes, sand was dropped.

Some storms come from the northeast and reverse the wind flow through the passes, blowing sand back toward the Dune field.
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HM NumberHM1CIG
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Placed ByNational Park Service-United States Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 12:04am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 454832 N 4176337
Decimal Degrees37.73320000, -105.51260000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 43.992', W 105° 30.756'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 43' 59.52" N, 105° 30' 45.36" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)719
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 573 Mosca Pass Trail, Chatham CO 81146, US
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