Great Sand Dunes National Park and PreserveOn January 28, 1807, Lt. Zebulon Pike and his small band of tattered, hungry, foot-sore soldiers camped near here, having just crossed this snowy Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Under orders from General James Wilkinson to explore the southwestern boundaries of the Louisiana Purchase and locate the Arkansas and Red Rivers, Lt. Pike became the first person known to describe the Great Sand Dunes in writing.
|Placed By||National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 10:26am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13S E 454717 N 4176064|
|Decimal Degrees||37.73073333, -105.51388333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 43.844', W 105° 30.833'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 43' 50.64" N, 105° 30' 49.98" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 11965-11985 Unnamed Road, Herndon CO 81146, US|
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