Ambassadors for Wilderness
Ambassadors for Wilderness youth backpack in the forests of Great Sand Dunes National Preserve.

NPS/Dirk Oden

Ambassadors for Wilderness Youth Program

The Ambassadors for Wilderness program was cancelled for 2015. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Great Sand Dunes offers free, immersive, multi-day backpacking trips into the mountains of Great Sand Dunes National Preserve, part of the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness. Students participate in outdoor leadership skills and make new friends while also completing a service project.

Watch a fun 10-minute video introduction to Ambassadors for Wilderness on YouTube!

2015 Sessions

High School Session
July 12-18

Advanced Session
(must have participated in at least one session previously)
July 26-31

Sandboarding Girl at Castle Creek
Sandboarding is popular with teens as well as all ages!

NPS/Patrick Myers

Sandboarding and Sand Sledding

Teens love to slide down the dunes! Watch a fun, short how-to video and find out what gear to use on our Sandboarding and Sand Sledding page!

Last updated: June 26, 2015

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Mailing Address:

Visitor Center
11999 State Highway 150

Mosca, CO 81146


(719) 378-6395

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