Kids & Youth
The Great Sand Dunes are made for kids!
- go to a fun ranger program (ask at the Visitor Center for the best kid-friendly programs during your visit)
Be a Junior Ranger
The Junior Ranger Program at Great Sand Dunes is designed for kids ages 3-12, with activities for each age group. Complete the sections in the booklet for your age group, and earn a badge or a patch! Booklets require a minimum stay in the park of two hours for completion.
Junior Ranger Day
Each summer the park hosts a special day with special activities for kids, including learning about nature, primitive skills, sand sculpturing, crafts and more. June 6 is the date for 2015! The main activities take place in the morning. Plan to arrive early because parking, camping and lodging will fill quickly! This is the second busiest weekend of the year.