There are no area or building closures at Great Sand Dunes.
The NPS has updated its masking guidance based on the CDC’s COVID-19 Community Levels tool, which helps communities decide what prevention steps to take. Masking requirements will vary by park based on local conditions, however masks are still required on all forms of enclosed public transportation. In areas CDC identifies as high COVID-19 community level, masks are required for everyone in all NPS buildings, regardless of vaccination status. In most low and medium COVID-19 community level areas, masks are optional, and you are welcome to wear a mask if it makes you more comfortable. Additional details are available at www.nps.gov/coronavirus.
Great Sand Dunes is located in Saguache and Alamosa counties, and the park is required to monitor transmission rates in both counties. Masks are currently REQUIRED in indoor settings such as restrooms and the visitor center. This may change on a weekly basis, please call the visitor center or check this webpage for updates that will be posted to help you plan your visit.
The visitor center, including the Western National Parks Association park store, is open from 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 4:30pm daily. The visitor center lobby with access to restrooms and the passport stamp are open from 9am to 4:30pm daily. The visitor center has limited capacity and few exhibits available for viewing.