Park Campground and Medano Pass Road Closed for Winter
The Pinon Flats Campground is closed for the winter season until April 1. The Medano Pass Road remains closed for winter at Castle Creek Picnic area until snow and ice melt out. More »
Main Park Phone Lines Down
The main phone lines to the Visitor Center and primary park numbers are not operational. Individual staff lines are still functional. Please call 719-378-6373 to reach the Visitor Center.
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
A five-day unit with teacher guide and materials for either 3-5th grade or 6-8th grade. Correlated to Colorado Content Standards.
- Grade level:
- Third Grade - Sixth Grade
- Design, Earth Science, Engineering, Geology, Meteorology, Physical Science, Reading, Science and Technology, Space Science
- National/State Standards:
- Colorado Science: 3rd grade: 3.1, 4th grade: 1.1, 3.1 5th grade: 3.2, 3.3 6th grade: 1.4, 2.1, 3.1, 3.2 8th grade: 1.1, 1.3, 2.1, 3.3 HS: 1.1, 3.1, 3.6
Did You Know?
The 750' dunes look small from the alpine summit of 13,297' Mt. Herard, part of Great Sand Dunes National Preserve. More...