The hidden reservoir with a backdrop of mountains near the Great Sand Dunes
Credit: Breanna Sneeringer, Out There Colorado
Tucked away just outside the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve lies a beautiful hidden reservoir set against a backdrop of often snow-capped mountain peaks. Adventure off-the-beaten path and discover this natural wonder that most Dune visitors never see.
Smith Reservoir is located approximately 29 miles from the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. Resting at an elevation of nearly 8,000 feet, the reservoir’s natural beauty offers the perfect setting for recreational activities including fishing, boating, primitive camping, and hunting.
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