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.
Courtesy U.S. Mint
Great Sand Dunes National Park Quarter Launch
and Coin Exchange
Everyone is cordially invited to this special event commemorating the release of the 2014 Great Sand Dunes National Park quarter, the 24th coin to be released in the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Program.
View Full Press Release (.pdf file, July 21, 2014)
Free Programs with Live Raptors July 19 and Sept. 5
On Saturday, July 19 and Friday, September 5, 8 p.m. – 9 p.m., join the Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo for a 45-minute presentation at the Amphitheater to learn more about raptors in Colorado. Meet a live owl, eagle, and other birds of prey!
Upcoming Special Events
Monday, August 25 - National Park Service Birthday
Enjoy a fee-free day to celebrate the birthday of the National Park Service. On this day in 1916, the National Park Service was established as a federal agency of the Department of the Interior, responsible for protecting national parks and monuments. Great Sand Dunes will honor this day in history with ranger programs that highlight other special places that the National Park Service protects.
Thursday, September 4 – Great Sand Dunes America the Beautiful Quarter Launch Ceremony
Great Sand Dunes will host a ceremony at the Dunes Parking Lot in honor of being featured on the reverse side of a new U.S. Quarter. The image selected for the Quarter is representative of Great Sand Dunes and portrays unique features such as Mount Herard and the picturesque dunes. The ceremony will be free and open to the public.
Friday, September 5 – "Birds of Flight", Pueblo Nature and Raptor Center – 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Join the Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo for a 45-minute presentation at the Amphitheater to learn more about raptors in Colorado and meet a live owl, bald eagle, and other birds of prey!
All programs and eventsare free and open to the public. Entrance fees are $3 per adult (age 16 and older). Entrance fees are valid for one week from date of purchase. Time and location of events and programs are subject to change.
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Did You Know?
Free ranger programs are offered regularly at Great Sand Dunes from May-September, and on request the rest of the year. Most programs welcome all ages. More...