Dunes Among Diversity
The tallest dunes in North America are the centerpiece in a diverse landscape of grasslands, wetlands, conifer and aspen forests, alpine lakes, and tundra. Experience this diversity through hiking, sand sledding, splashing in Medano Creek, wildlife watching, and more!Read More
Hiking, beach play, sand sledding, picnicking, backpacking, photography, free ranger programs, and more!Read More
Camping and Lodging
Camping options in the national park, plus area campgrounds and lodging.Read More
Current conditions, flow forecast, video podcast, and what to expect month-by-month in an average year.Read More
While the sand can get hot on summer afternoons, air temperatures are surprisingly cool at this high elevation. Park weather forecasts and info.Read More
Medano Pass Primitive Road
Current conditions, openings/closures, road information, and camping information.Read More
Programs and Events
Free ranger programs and special events make your visit even more rewarding.Read More
Did You Know?
Great Sand Dunes is home to at least six endemic insect species - found nowhere else on earth. The Great Sand Dunes Tiger Beetle is the best known of these endemics. More...