• Great Sand Dunes and Sangre de Cristo Mountains

    Great Sand Dunes

    National Park & Preserve Colorado

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  • Main Park Phone Numbers Not in Service

    The two main phone numbers to the park, 378-6399 and 378-6300, are not in service at this time. Voicemail is not functioning. Please call the Visitor Center at 719-378-6395 between 8:30-6:00 MST to reach a staff member.

Animals

View of tundra, forest, dunes, and grasslands from 13,297' Mt. Herard

From the tundra of 13,297 feet (4053m) Mount Herard, you can view the  many ecosystems of the park and preserve; each is habitat to a variety of species.

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The Great Sand Dunes geological system includes alpine lakes and tundra, forests, dunes, creeks, grasslands, and wetlands. This is one of the most biologically diverse parks in North America.

Follow the links above to learn about some of the diverse animals that thrive in this park and preserve.

Did You Know?

Crestone Peaks

Some of the most dramatic views of the 14,000' Crestone Peaks are from the north side of Great Sand Dunes National Park. More...