Fees & Passes
Entrance fees directly provide for improvements to the park and preserve. Visitors are only charged one of the fees below, not a combination. Senior, Access, and Military passes are for US citizens only.
Non-Commercial Vehicle and Occupants: $15
Oversized Vehicle, 15+ passengers, age 16+: $7 per person
Motorcycle and Riders: $10
Great Sand Dunes Annual Family Pass: $30
Interagency Annual Pass (for all federal fee areas): $80
Interagency Senior Pass (lifetime, age 62+): $10
Interagency Access Pass (lifetime, permanent mental or physical disability that limits major life functions): Free
Entrance Fee-Free Days in 2016
Mark your calendar for these entrance fee–free dates in 2016:
Great Sand Dunes Annual Family Pass
This pass admits pass holder and all family members in the vehicle into the park for one year from date of purchase. Cost: $30 for one year.
America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass
This $80 pass is available to the general public and provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee for a year, beginning from the date of sale. The pass admits the pass holder/s and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and pass holder + 3 adults.
This is a $10 lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanentresidents age 62 or over. The pass provides access to, and use of, Federalrecreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity. The pass admitsthe pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle feeareas and pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per person fee areas (children under 16 are admitted free). The pass can only be obtained in personat the park. The Senior Pass provides a 50 percent discount on some Expanded Amenity Fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming,boat launch, and specialized interpretive services. In some cases where Expanded Amenity Fees are charged, only the pass holder will be given the 50 percent price reduction. The pass is non-transferable and generally does notcover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessionaires.
All National Parks Passes, Golden Access and Golden Age Passports will continue to be honored according to the provisions of the pass. Only paper Golden Age and Access Passports may be exchanged free of charge for new plastic passes.
Commercial Tour Fees
Commercial Tour Fees (tour buses, touring vans, etc.) are charged by the number of passengers:
1-6 = $25
Find details on Piñon Flats Campground Fees and Reservations.
Educational Entrance Fee Waiver: Accredited school groups that are planning to visit the park for primarily educational purposes may apply for an entrance fee waiver. The educational content of your trip must relate directly to the resources of Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in order to qualify. To apply, download and fill out an Educational Fee Waiver Form (.pdf file, 78KB). Form must be received at least two weeks prior to your visit. When complete, return it via email to the address on the form, fax it to (719) 378-6310, or mail it to: Fee Supervisor, Great Sand Dunes NPP, 11500 Hwy 150, Mosca, CO 81146.