The National Park Service is working service-wide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, access to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserveis as follows:
Open: All outdoor areas of the national park and preserve
Closed: There are no area or building closures, but the following are restrictions in the visitor center as of August 16, 2021:
COVID-19 Mask Requirement
Following the latest science and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Park Service (NPS) is immediately requiring visitors, employees and contractors to wear a mask inside all NPS buildings and in crowded outdoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status or community transmission levels.
Interactive touch exhibits, movie room, and fine art display are closed
There is limited capacity in the store and exhibit area
The visitor center is open 9:00 am to Noon and 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Closed 12-1 daily for cleaning
When recreating, please follow local area health orders and recreate responsibly by keeping social distance, wearing a face covering when social distance cannot be maintained, avoiding high risk activities, and staying home if you feel sick.
The CDC has offered guidance to help people recreating in parks and open spaces prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We will continue to monitor all park functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health.