Can you camp anywhere in the sand dunes?

There are tons of options for camping in the Great Sand Dunes National Park from RV spots and family-friendly car camping sites to beautiful backcountry sites and rugged sites that can only be accessed via 4WD roads. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about camping at the Great Sand Dunes!

How do you camp on Sand Dunes National Park?

All campsites must be reserved through, or contact them by phone at 1(877) 444-6777. Reservations can be made from 6 months in advance to the day of your visit. 8 people, 2 tents, 2 vehicles maximum per site. Not all sites fit 2 tents or 2 vehicles.

Where can I ride Sand Dunes in Colorado?

For those who want to drive or ride on dunes in Colorado, the North Sand Hills SRMA is available for ATV and motorbike use. It is close to the town of Walden in North Park, Colorado.

Can you drive on the sand dunes in Colorado?

Mechanized or motorized vehicles are not permitted on the dunefield, and ATVs are not permitted in the park and preserve. The dunefield and most of the adjacent Sangre de Cristo Mountains are federally designated wilderness: the dunes were made a wilderness by Congress in 1976, and the Sangre de Cristos in 1993.

Are there bathrooms at Great Sand Dunes?

Great Sand Dunes Visitor Center The visitor center offers flush toilets and drinking water. It also features a park store and information.

Do you have to pay to get into the sand dunes?

All visitors 16 years of age and older are required to pay an entrance fee at Great Sand Dunes National Park. Please be prepared to show your physical pass or digital pass on your mobile device. Passes are non-transferrable, non-refundable, not replaceable if lost or stolen, and are void if altered or reproduced.

Do you need a reservation for Great Sand Dunes?

Open 24/7 year round! There are no limitations or reservations to visit, but there is currently limited capacity in the visitor center.

When should I go to Colorado sand dunes?

If seeing Colorado wildflowers is a priority, the best time to visit is June or July. The Sand Creek Lakes hike is supposed to be beautiful at that time. If lots of hiking is your idea of a perfect trip, I think late spring or early fall are the best times to visit Great Sand Dunes National Park.

Is Great sand dunes worth seeing?

Nearly 4 hours from Denver but well worth the drive. These dunes in the middle of the desert, mountains of sand against the back drop of the mountains are something to see. Hiking up them is a workout but so worth the time.