Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year round.
Weather and Webcam View
Be prepared! Always check the weather forecast, seasonal weather information, and a live webcam view before your visit.
The Visitor Center is open every day of the year except federal winter holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day). Hours are generally open 8:30-6:00 daily in summer months, and 9:00-4:30 fall through spring. Call the Visitor Center at 719-378-6395 for exact hours during the time of your visit.
Piñon Flats Campground is open April through October each year (closed November through March). Car camping is not permitted in the national park or preserve during these winter months. A few area campgrounds are open throughout the year. The Medano Pass Primitive Road (high clearance 4WD) is open for driving and camping late spring through fall, as road conditions permit. Backpacking is available year round, but you must be prepared for snow and frigid nighttime temperatures in winter, and potential spring and summer storms that can bring high winds or lightning and rain. Check the weather forecast and webcam before you visit!