Fees & Reservations
Entrance fees are $3 per adult (age 16 and older). Entrance fees are valid for one week from date of purchase. Children are free at all times.
Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve Annual Pass costs $15, and admits pass holder and all family members in the vehicle into the park for one year from date of purchase.
Entrance Fees Waived Several Days in 2013
Entrance fees at all national park areas will be waived several times in 2013:
January 21 -Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
April 22-26 - five days during National Park Week
August 25 - National Park Service Birthday
September 28 - National Public Lands Day
November 9-11 - Veterans Day weekend
Active members of the military are eligible for a free America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass. See below for information about the pass.
America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass
America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass
America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Access Pass
More information on the various America the Beautiful passes is available here .
All National Parks Passes, Golden Eagle, Golden Eagle Hologram, Golden Access and Golden Age Passports will continue to be honored according to the provisions of the pass. Only paper Golden Age and Access Passports may be exchanged free of charge for new plastic passes.
Commercial tours are charged by the number of passengers:
1-6 = $25
Camping Fees and Reservations:
Pinyon Flats Campground Reservation System
While Loop 1 (44 sites) is first-come, first-served, Loop 2 and three group tent campsites are reservable through the National Recreation Reservation System. Contact the National Recreation Reservation System online, via email, phone: 1(888) 448-1474, or Fax: 1(518) 884-7424.
Detailed information about the Pinyon Flats Campground is available on our campgrounds page.
Backcountry camping, including backpacking and car camping along the Medano Pass 4WD road, is first-come, first-served for designated sites. A high-clearance 4WD vehicle is required to access the portion of the Medano Pass road where car camping is permitted. A free backpacking permit, available at the Visitor Center during business hours, is required for any backpacking in the park and preserve.
Education Program or Interpretive Program Request: Contact the Education Specialist at 719-378-6344 or send an email. Please contact the Education Specialist at least two weeks prior to the program date.
Educational Entrance Fee Waiver: Accredited school groups that are planning to visit the park for primarily educational purposes may apply for an entrance fee waiver. The educational content of your trip must relate directly to the resources of Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in order to qualify. To apply, download and fill out an Educational Fee Waiver Form (.pdf file, 78KB). Form must be received at least two weeks prior to your visit. When complete, return it via email to the address on the form, fax it to (719) 378-6310, or mail it to: Fee Supervisor, Great Sand Dunes NPP, 11500 Hwy 150, Mosca, CO 81146.
Did You Know?
Ute, Apache, and other tribes peeled bark from pine trees for food and medicine. Over 100 of these culturally peeled trees are still living in Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. More...