• Great Sand Dunes and Sangre de Cristo Mountains

    Great Sand Dunes

    National Park & Preserve Colorado

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Pets

hiker with dog

Unless you are in the moist, cool sand of Medano Creek, plan to hike with your pet in morning or evening in summer months to avoid hot sand. 

NPS Photo by Scott Hansen

Complete Pet Guidelines and Map of Permitted Pet Areas (.pdf file, 209 kb)

Did You Know?

Children rafting Medano Creek

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...