• Great Sand Dunes and Sangre de Cristo Mountains

    Great Sand Dunes

    National Park & Preserve Colorado

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?

Great Sand Dunes Tiger Beetle

Great Sand Dunes is home to at least six endemic insect species - found nowhere else on earth. The Great Sand Dunes Tiger Beetle is the best known of these endemics. More...