• Great Sand Dunes and Sangre de Cristo Mountains

    Great Sand Dunes

    National Park & Preserve Colorado


Lodging and Campgrounds near Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

Please contact each establishment for information on current rates, services, and availability. This list begins with those closest to the main park entrance, and extends to those within 45 miles. Links to contact information for regional communities beyond 45 miles are also below.

In the park or near the main park entrance


Piñon Flats Campground (National Park Service) Group reservations online for Loop 2 and Group Sites during warmer months. Loop 1 is first-come, first served. Open April through October each year; view a list of campgrounds open in winter 2014-2015.

Medano Pass Primitive Road Campsites (high-clearance 4WD only)

Oasis Campground Just outside park entrance. (719) 378-2222. Accomodates RVs or tents. Showers, restaurant, store. Open mid-March through October.

Zapata Falls Campground - 11 miles south of park entrance, off Highway 150. Primitive campground contains 23 first-come, first-served campsites. No water or hookups. Located at Zapata Falls Recreation Area. $11.00 for individual sites, $20.00 for group sites. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) office in Monte Vista: (719)-852-5941.

San Luis State Park Campground 11 miles west of park entrance on County Lane 6. No trees. Lake may be absent in dry years. (719) 378-2020; 1-800-678-2267 for camping reservations.


Great Sand Dunes Lodge modern motel located just outside the park entrance on highway 150. (719) 378-2900. Open generally April-October.

Zapata Ranch - rustic but elegant historic ranch rooms a few miles south of the main park entrance. Follow the link above, or call (719) 378-2356 ext. 110.

Oasis Duplex and Camping Cabins (719) 378-2222. Two-room motel unit and four camping cabins. Open April-October.

Lodging and Camping in Area Communities

Hooper (30 miles west of Visitor Center)

Sand Dunes Swimming Pool and Campground Campground with hookups, small cabins, geothermal swimming pool, organic greenhouse produce, salads and hot food items. Open year round. (719) 378-2807

Blanca (27 miles southeast of Visitor Center):

Blanca RV Park: Open spring-fall. (719) 379-3201

Fort Garland (31 miles southeast of Visitor Center):

Fort Garland Motor Inn: (719) 379-2993

The Lodge Motel: (719) 379-2880

Ute Creek RV Park: Open spring-fall. (719) 379-3238

Alamosa (35 miles southwest of Visitor Center)

Best Western Alamosa Inn: (719) 589-2567

Comfort Inn of Alamosa: (719) 587-9000

Days Inn: (719) 589-9037

Economy Campground: (719) 589-5574

Grizzly Inn: (719) 589-4788

Hampton Inn: (719) 480-6024

Holiday Inn Express: (719) 589-4026

Inn of the Rio Grande: (719) 589-5833

KOA Campground: (719) 589-9757

Lamplighter Motel: (719) 589-6636

Riverside Motel: (719) 589-4945

Super 8: (719) 589-6447

Valley Motel: (719) 589-9095

Monte Vista (43 miles west of Visitor Center via Mosca)

Best Western Movie Manor: (719) 852-5921

Pecosa Inn: (719 852-0612

Monte Villa Inn: (719) 852-5166

Monte Vista Motel: (719) 852-3584

Rio Grande Motel: (719) 852-3516

Rio Grande National Forest HQ (for camping info):(719) 852-5941

The Mansion B&B (719) 852-5151

Windmill B&B: (719) 852-0438

San Luis (45 miles southeast of Visitor Center)

San Luis Inn: (719) 672-3399

San Luis Inn Motel: (877) 672-3331

Crestone (off Highway 17 on the north side of the park)

White Eagle Lodge at Crestone (719) 256-4722

Panorama House (303) 477-3333

Sangre de Cristo Inn (719) 256-4975

Silver Star B&B (719) 256-4686

Willow Spring B&B (Moffat) (719) 256-4116

North Crestone Campground (USFS)(for camping info): (719) 852-5941

Regional Chambers of Commerce and Tourism/Lodging Information

Alamosa County

Mosca (small community 23 miles west of Visitor Center)

Del Norte (888) 616-4638

South Fork (800) 571-0881

Westcliffe (east of Great Sand Dunes National Preserve) (877) 793-3170

La Veta/Walsenburg/Cuchara

Saguache and Saguache County

Antonito and Conejos County

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