Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado

Great Sand Dunes National Park is situated near the city of Alamosa in the San Luis Valley of Colorado. It was established as a national park in 2004 on September 13 by Congress and covers almost 70 square miles. Over 250,000 vistors visit the park annually. The park is home to the largest sand dune on the continent. The Dunes are created by wind blowing sediment from the Rio Grande flood plain. Wide ranges of temperature exist in the dunes between the night and day. They are considered a High Desert region but have much milder temperatures than typical High Desert areas. Daytime temperatures will average above 94 F during the day in the summer months and lows dropping to under 0 F during the night in the winter months. Lakes, Mountains, and Forests also exist in the park.

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News

Great Sand Dunes Implements Emergency Fire Restrictions

The entire area within Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is under extreme fire danger due to below-normal moisture conditions combined with unseasonably warm temperatures and windy conditions. The resulting low fuel moisture situation has created severe wildfire conditions and any fire ignitions may result in extreme fire behavior.

Great Sand Dunes to Implement Phase 2 of the Park’s Re-opening Plan on June 17

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve will implement Phase 2 of their re-opening plan on Wednesday, June 17, to further increase recreational access following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities.

Great Sand Dunes to Begin Phased Reopening on June 3

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve will increase recreational access through a phased approach following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities.

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