Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve, CO

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Girls Sand Sledding
Girls Sand Sledding

Sand sledding and sandboarding are popular activities at Great Sand Dunes. Rent specially designed sand sleds or sandboards at local stores (cardboard and snow equipment don't work at all). Watch a short how-to video and find detailed info: www.nps.gov/grsa/planyourvisit

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Mosca Creek Near Mosca Pass Trail
Mosca Creek Near Mosca Pass Trail

Great Sand Dunes also has six 13,000 foot peaks, forests, streams, and alpine lakes. The Mosca Pass Trail starts near the Visitor Center. www.nps.gov/grsa/planyourvisit

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Children in Medano Creek
Children in Medano Creek

Medano Creek is a seasonal stream that flows around the dunes, making a natural beach environment. In an average year, it flows between April-June, with peak flow in late May. Follow current and forecast conditions on the park website: www.nps.gov/grsa/planyourvisit

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Upper Sand Creek Lake
Upper Sand Creek Lake

Great Sand Dunes also has six 13,000 foot peaks, forests, streams, and alpine lakes. Find out how to explore this park: www.nps.gov/grsa/planyourvisit

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Girl Sandboarding Above Medano Creek
Girl Sandboarding Above Medano Creek

Sandboarding is a popular activity at Great Sand Dunes. Rent specially designed sand sleds or sandboards at local stores (cardboard and snow equipment don't slide on sand). Watch a how-to video and learn about rentals: www.nps.gov/grsa/planyourvisit

NPS/Patrick Myers

Great Sand Dunes and Crestone Peaks
Great Sand Dunes and Crestone Peaks

Dunes reaching over 750 feet tall are nestled below the 14,000 foot Crestone Peaks. Learn about how to explore this park: www.nps.gov/grsa/planyourvisit

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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

The tallest dunes in North America are the centerpiece in a diverse landscape of grasslands, wetlands, conifer and aspen forests, alpine lakes, and tundra. Experience this diversity through hiking, sand...[more]

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11999 State Highway 150
Mosca, CO 81146
Phone:719-378-6399
Email:grsa_interpretation@nps.gov

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Directions

http://www.nps.gov/grsa/planyourvisit/directions.htm To access the main park area, including the Dunes Parking Lot, Visitor Center, and Pinyon Flats Campground, take Highway 150 from the south or County Road 6 from the west. Both are paved highways. DO NOT USE COMPUTER MAPPING PROGRAMS IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS FOR HIGHWAY TRAVEL. The most commonly used web and dashboard mapping programs have directed visitors to drive over hiking trails or primitive 4WD roads to reach the park. Numerous visitors have become stranded in snow or stuck at a remote trailhead trying to use GPS to reach the main park area. Use the map shown, or any Colorado highway map.

Activities
  • AUTO TOURING AUTO TOURING
  • CAMPING CAMPING
  • CLIMBING CLIMBING
  • FISHING FISHING
  • HIKING HIKING
  • HORSE CAMPING HORSE CAMPING
  • HORSEBACK RIDING HORSEBACK RIDING
  • HUNTING HUNTING
  • PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTOGRAPHY
  • WILDLIFE VIEWING WILDLIFE VIEWING
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