Park Campground and Medano Pass Road Closed for Winter
The Pinon Flats Campground and Medano Pass Primitive Road are closed for the winter season. More »
Main Park Phone Lines Down
A snowstorm on March 2 knocked out the main phone lines to the Visitor Center and primary park numbers (719-378-6300, 719-378-6395, 719-378-6399). Individual staff lines are still functional. Please call 719-378-6343 to reach the Visitor Center.
Wildfire Ecology at Great Sand Dunes
Map showing the progression of the Medano Fire, from initial lightning strike to the fire's peak on the slopes of Mt. Zwischen (.jpg file, 10"x17" @ 72dpi, 1.8MB)
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...