Ranger Patrick Myers with kids learning about the Great Sand Dunes Circus Beetle
Kids help a ranger demonstrate the unusual adaptations of the Great Sand Dunes Circus Beetle. Visitors get more out of their visit by going on short ranger-led programs!

Cana Myers

Ranger Program Schedule

Your visit can be more enjoyable when you better understand the environment around you. Ranger programs are offered most days from late May through September. View the current schedule of programs!

You may request a special program for a group by calling the Visitor Center at 719-378-6395, or send an email.

Junior Ranger Day 2007
Hundreds of kids turn out each year for Junior Ranger Day!

NPS Photo

Junior Ranger Day

Check here in spring for the 2017 date!

Kids of all ages participate in a variety of fun activities to earn little prizes, t-shirts and other items. This annual event is sponsored by the Friends of the Dunes.

Colorado Field Institute program
Colorado Field Institute sponsors in-depth programs on the natural and cultural resources of the San Luis Valley.

Photo by Erich Schwiesow, courtesy Colorado Field Institute

Colorado Field Institute Programs

Colorado Field Institute is a Colorado non-profit organization whose purpose is "To expand stewardship of the natural and cultural resources of the San Luis Valley while increasing sustainable economic development in the region." CFI-sponsored programs are primarily in-depth, outdoor activities developed to complement the programs of cultural and natural resource management agencies, including Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. Please click on the link above for information on CFI's current schedule of programs.


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Visitor Center
11999 State Highway 150

Mosca, CO 81146


(719) 378-6395
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