• Great Sand Dunes and Sangre de Cristo Mountains

    Great Sand Dunes

    National Park & Preserve Colorado

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Photographer on Dunes

A photographer studies the unusual form of a sand avalanche.

NPS/Patrick Myers

Great Sand Dunes' printable Photography Brochure (.pdf, 2mb) provides guidance on times, seasons, and locations for photography in this unique national park.

Jim Sidinger Photo

2011 Artist in Residence Jim Sidinger captured this image of "Last Light, Dune Grasses and Ripples"

Jim Sidinger

The Artist in Residence Program at Great Sand Dunes offers visual artists an opportunity to stay in the park for two weeks to develop their art and present a public program.

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...