Fees & Passes

There are no reservations or timed entry permits to visit Great Sand Dunes. Below are various options for entrance fees and passes.

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Click this link to purchase your pass online for Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.

Electronic Passes Available Through Recreation.gov

Enjoy the convenience of purchasing your pass before you arrive. Digital park entrance passes are available on recreation.gov at no additional cost. Once purchased, passes for Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve must be either printed or saved on your mobile device prior to use. Connectivity is limited or non-existent in the park, therefore printing the permit or saving it on your phone (so you can access it even if there is no wi-fi or cell service) is highly recommended.

The following passes are available to purchase online:

  • 7-day private vehicle pass
  • 7-day motorcylce pass
  • Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve annual pass

If you wish to purchase an America the Beautiful, National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Passes, such as the Annual, Access, or Senior pass, please inquire at the park's entrance station upon arrival.

A park ranger inside the park's entrance station greets visitors to Great Sand Dunes with a park map.
Fees are collected when visitors drive into the park. They are greeted by park rangers at the entrance station located one mile south of the visitor center.

NPS/ Sydney Stover

Entrance Fees

Visitors will be charged only one of the following fees. Fees are charged only when the entrance station is open in the spring, summer, and fall seasons or when the visitor center is open in the winter season. Fees can be paid by check, credit card, or cash. Passes may be purchased in advance online..

How are my fee dollars used?

Learn about current projects at Great Sand Dunes that are funded by Your Fee Dollars at Work.

Educational Entrance Fee Waiver

School groups, and educational organizations whose primary purpose for visiting is education, may qualify for an educational entrance fee waiver. Please click on the link below to obtain the waiver request form. This waiver is for park entrance fees; Great Sand Dunes does not charge for programs.

Educational Entrance Fee Waiver Request Form (updated 2023)


Entrance Fees

Basic Entrance Pass

(good for up-to seven consecutive days)

  • Non-Commercial Vehicle and Occupants (normal car): $25
  • Oversized Vehicle, 15+ passengers, age 16+ (large van): $15/person
  • Motorcycle and Riders: $20
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The Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve annual entrance pass can be purchased at the park's Entrance Station.

NPS/Fred Bunch

Great Sand Dunes Annual Pass

  • $45 for one year

If you visit Great Sand Dunes more than once in a year, consider purchasing an annual pass to save money. The Great Sand Dunes Annual Pass admits the pass holder(s) and all family members in the vehicle into the park for one year from date of purchase.

Interagency 2021 Pass
The America the Beautiful Annual Pass is the best value when visiting multiple National Park Service sites.

Interagency Passes

These passes are valid in all federal fee areas, including all National Park Service sites. All passes (except 4th and 5th grade vouchers) are available at the Great Sand Dunes Entrance Station. Learn more about each interagency pass.

  • Interagency 'America the Beautiful' Annual Pass : $80
  • Interagency Senior Annual Pass (62 and older, US citizen): $20
  • Interagency Senior Lifetime Pass (62 and older, US citizen): $80
  • Every Kid Outdoors 4th Grade Pass: Free with voucher
  • Interagency Access Pass (permanently disabled): Free
  • Interagency Active Duty Military Annual Pass: Free
  • Interagency Annual Pass for Veterans and Gold Star Families: Free

Commercial Tour Entrance Fees

Commercial Tour Fees (tour buses, touring vans, etc.) are charged by the number of passengers:

  • 1-6 passengers: $25
  • 7-25 passengers: $40
  • 26+ passengers: $100

Entrance Fee-Free Days at Great Sand Dunes in 2023


Questions or Comments?

Questions about entrance fees at Great Sand Dunes may be directed to the Fee Supervisor, 719-378-6314 or send an email.

Last updated: January 24, 2023

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11999 State Highway 150

Mosca , CO 81146


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