• Great Sand Dunes and Sangre de Cristo Mountains

    Great Sand Dunes

    National Park & Preserve Colorado

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Woman sandboarding

Sandboarding is popular with teens as well as all ages!

NPS Photo

Teens love to sandboard! Watch the 1-minute high-energy video on our Sandboarding/Sand Sledding page!

The Ambassadors for Wilderness program has provided young people from grade 7 through college the chance to experience the lesser known wilderness areas of Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. (Program not available in 2014). Watch a video about Ambassadors for Wilderness on YouTube!

Did You Know?

Children rafting Medano Creek

In average to wet years, Medano Creek is a popular beach environment at Great Sand Dunes. When creek flow is high, some children even raft the shallow waters. More...