Ranger Programs

A ranger plays guitar to open an evening program in front of an audience at the outdoor amphitheater. The dunes are silhouetted under a sky with clouds and stars.
Images and videos are shown on a large screen during evening programs at Great Sand Dunes' outdoor amphitheater. Programs begin at dusk, and last about 30-40 minutes. They are usually followed by a laser-guided constellation tour when it's completely dark.


Free Ranger Programs

Your visit can be more enjoyable when you better understand the environment around you. Ranger programs are offered primarily in summer and fall, and occasionally during winter and spring. Ranger program schedules are posted below.


Ranger Program Schedule

Weekends in April

A short ranger program will be presented at the visitor center each Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 pm. Stop by to check out the new exhibits and discover a unique aspect of the park from a ranger! A description of each day's program will be posted in the visitor center on weekend mornings.

Ranger with Students by Medano Creek 688
Ranger with Students Beside Medano Creek

NPS/Patrick Myers

Programs for Schools

Free educational programs at Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve provide hands-on field experiences that can support and enhance your learning objectives. Visit our Education Page to learn more and request a program!

Three women standing in an in alpine area with snow, trees, and tundra
Three hikers on a commercially-guided hiking tour in an alpine area

Courtesy Kaiyote Tours

Commercial Tours

For commercially-guided birding, hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, and four-wheel-drive tours, visit the Commercial Tours page.

Last updated: April 9, 2024

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Mailing Address:

Visitor Center
11999 State Highway 150

Mosca, CO 81146


719 378-6395
Great Sand Dunes Visitor Center main number

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