Electronic Passes Available Through Recreation.gov
Purchase digital park entrance passes on recreation.gov at no additional cost. Once purchased, passes for Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve must be printed or saved on your mobile device prior to use. Connectivity is limited or non-existent in the park, therefore printing the permit or saving it on your phone (so you can access it even if there is no wi-fi or cell service) is highly recommended.
Visitors will be charged only one of the following fees. Fees are charged only when the entrance station is open in the spring, summer, and fall seasons or when the visitor center is open in the winter season. Fees can be paid by check, credit card, or cash. Passes may be purchased in advance online..
How are my fee dollars used?
Learn about current projects at Great Sand Dunes that are funded by Your Fee Dollars at Work.
Educational Entrance Fee Waiver
School groups, and educational organizations whose primary purpose for visiting is education, may qualify for an educational entrance fee waiver. Please click on the link below to obtain the waiver request form. This waiver is for park entrance fees; Great Sand Dunes does not charge for programs.
Educational Entrance Fee Waiver Request Form (updated 2021)
Basic Entrance Pass
(good for up-to seven consecutive days)
Great Sand Dunes Annual Pass
If you visit Great Sand Dunes more than once in a year, consider purchasing an annual pass to save money. The Great Sand Dunes Annual Pass admits the pass holder(s) and all family members in the vehicle into the park for one year from date of purchase.
These passes are valid in all federal fee areas, including all National Park Service sites. All passes (except 4th and 5th grade vouchers) are available at the Great Sand Dunes Entrance Station. Learn more about each interagency pass.
Commercial Tour Entrance Fees
Commercial Tour Fees (tour buses, touring vans, etc.) are charged by the number of passengers:
Entrance Fee-Free Days at Great Sand Dunes in 2021
Last updated: April 20, 2021