Great Sand Dunes Visitor Center, Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

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The tallest dunes in North America are the centerpiece in a diverse landscape of wetlands, grasslands, forests, alpine lakes and tundra.

Visit the park website for extensive information about the park, including planning your visit, weather information, campgrounds, Medano Creek conditions and forecast flow, Medano Pass Road conditions, nature and science, and more:

http://www.nps.gov/grsa

About the Great Sand Dunes Facebook Page

The Great Sand Dunes Facebook page was established by the National Park Service in 2008 as an interpretive outreach forum to strengthen public connections to park resources, and to encourage visitors to share experiences of the park with each other. You are welcome to "like" and comment on status updates, links, photos, and video clips posted here by park staff and visitors.

If you wish to express a comment or question about something related to the park in a formal and official capacity, please visit the park's contact page for email, phone numbers, and physical addresses:

http://www.nps.gov/grsa/contacts.htm

Guidelines for the Great Sand Dunes Facebook Page

While this is an open forum, it is a family-friendly one. Be aware that we may remove posts and comments that are inappropriate.

We do not allow graphic, obscene, explicit or racist comments or submissions, nor do we allow comments that are violent, abusive, hateful, or intended to defame anyone or any organization.

We do not allow comments that threaten, defame or violate the privacy of any person.

Comments including phone numbers, e-mail addresses, residential addresses or similar information will be removed.

We do not allow solicitations or advertisements. This includes promotion or endorsement of any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency. Similarly, we do not allow attempts to defame or defraud any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency.

We do not allow comments that suggest or encourage illegal activity.

We do not allow comments that may tend to compromise the safety or security of the public or public systems.

You participate at your own risk, taking personal responsibility for your comments, your username and any information provided.

The appearance of external links on this site does not constitute official endorsement on behalf of the National Park Service.

Communication made through this service’s e-mail and/or messaging system will not constitute a legal or official notice or comment to the National Park Service or any official or employee of the National Park Service.
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  • While driving down 160 we swore we ere driving the wrong way ~ the GPS said it was on the left and we could see Dune on the Right, after checking and rechecking to convince ourselves we were heading.....  more
    While driving down 160 we swore we ere driving the wrong way ~ the GPS said it was on the left and we could see Dune on the Right, after checking and rechecking to convince ourselves we were heading.....  more »
  • My wife and I spent several hours hiking the dunes and sledding down the dunes in late April. This was a pretty good time to visit. The weather was in the low 50s and we lucked out with a dry day... 
    My wife and I spent several hours hiking the dunes and sledding down the dunes in late April. This was a pretty good time to visit. The weather was in the low 50s and we lucked out with a dry day...  more »
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  • One of the four national parks in Colorado. We drive by and we're able to see the funds from the visitor center. You need to park and walk to the dunes which we didn't do. We could see people sliding down the dunes using sleds that you could rent from the visitor center. Looked like fun.
  • Visitor Center small and (annoyingly closes during noon hour) but staff was great and the ranger at the entrance personable and very helpful. Our small group had a glitch in meeting up after our time on the dunes and the rangers were wonderful at helping us reunite. There is plenty more to do than the dunes but we only had an afternoon available so we focused on the dunes and found them a challenge to climb but super interesting and a lot of fun. We’ll be back and plan for a couple days. Probably shouldn’t have to say this but best if you come prepared for wind, sand, sun, heat. Saw plenty of people hiking in socks, apparently without water and poorly equipped for wind. Doubtful they had as positive an experience as we did!

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