Great Sand Dunes
National Park & Preserve Colorado


This page features special events at Great Sand Dunes. For the schedule of regular afternoon and evening programs, please visit our Ranger Programs page.
Kids Jumping with Ranger on sand
A ranger leads children in a kangaroo rat hop on the sand.

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Saturday, August 7
Junior Ranger Day
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us for Junior Ranger Day on Saturday, August 7, from 9am – 1pm! Park at the Dunes Parking Area and follow signs to the registration table to get started. There will be various stations where kids can interactively learn about the dunes, artifacts, fossils, and wildlife, and earn prizes upon completion. Stop by anytime between 9am and 1pm to participate!

This special annual event is sponsored by Friends of the Dunes, a non-profit citizen’s support group for Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. In cooperation with the National Park Service, the Friends provide a forum for citizen involvement in planning decisions, focus public interest on issues and need, and provide volunteer and financial aid for projects beyond the scope of the park’s budget. Learn more:


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Last updated: July 29, 2021

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Visitor Center
11999 State Highway 150

Mosca , CO 81146


719 378-6395
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