Great Sand Dunes National Park is located about 80 miles northwest of Walsenburg and 34 miles northeast of Alamosa. The Pinion Flats Campground is located on the east edge of the dunes in a grove of pinion pines and juniper trees. It has 88 campsites situated around two loops at an elevation of 8,175 feet. The road through the campground and the campsite parking areas are paved. Facilities include flush toilets, water hydrants, a visitor center and mini store, amphitheater, and a dump station. Campsites are mostly suitable for tents and small to medium RVs. A few sites will accommodate larger RVs. Some shade is provided by the pinion pines and junipers. You get a great view of the sand dunes and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains from most campsites.
The campground is open year round (limited services in winter) and is especially popular during the summer months. Reservations are now accepted for loop 2 for May 15 - Sept 15 (the rest of the year they are first come first served). Loop 1 campsites are available on a first come first serve basis. Firewood is available for purchase at the Visitor Center. Three group campsites are available for groups of 12 or more (tents only).
Check with the Park Service for the current fees.
|Drinking water||Dump station|
|Five restrooms||Disabled facilities|
|No reservations||Elevation: 8,175 feet|
|Link to National Park Reservations|
Great Sand Dunes National Park: 719-378-6399
FOUR WHEELING : The Medano Pass Primitive Road is nearby.
DUME CLIMBING : The highest dune is 750 feet high.
WILDLIFE VIEWING: Deer, elk, and other wildlife are common near the dunes.
Take Highway 160 west from Walsenburg for about 60 miles to Highway 150. Turn north and travel about 20 miles to the park.
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