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!

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Man Hiking Dunes

Things to Do

Hiking, beach play, sand sledding, picnicking, backpacking, photography, free ranger programs, and more!

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Tent in Cottonwood Trees

Camping and Lodging

Camping options in the national park, plus area campgrounds and lodging.

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Kids Splashing in Medano Creek

Medano Creek

Current conditions, flow forecast, video podcast, and what to expect month-by-month in an average year.

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Girl Snow Sledding


While the sand can get hot on summer afternoons, air temperatures are surprisingly cool at this high elevation. Park weather forecasts and info.

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Truck on Medano Pass Primitive Road

Medano Pass Primitive Road

Current conditions, openings/closures, road information, and camping information.

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