The sand dunes are a must-see while visiting Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. Remember that the sand can get very hot during the summer months. With that in mind, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the dunes. With a permit, backpackers can camp in the dune area. Or enjoy the dunes on a fat tire bike, surf the dunes on a sand sled, or take a horseback ride over the dunes.
Stay at the International Dark Sky Park to experience the most gorgeous starry, moonless night above the diverse grasslands, wetlands, forests, alpine lakes, and tundra.