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.
Great Sand Dunes System
NPS/Great Sand Dunes NPP
The large dunefield is actually just one of four primary components of the Great Sand Dunes geological system. The mountain watershed, dunefield, sand sheet, and sabkha are each important aspects of this complex sand system.
Did You Know?
In average to wet years, Medano Creek is a popular beach environment at Great Sand Dunes. When creek flow is high, some children even raft the shallow waters. More...