Join Us in Celebrating the Great Sand Dunes National Park
It’s no secret that we love our local National Park, so we figured why not give it the recognition it deserves? With “National Parks Week” slated for April 22-30, we figured we’d up the ante by extending this celebration through the entire month of April. Throughout the month, visitors can attend a new roster of special events, find free swag at the Welcome Center, and access vouchers to be used throughout Alamosa. As the gateway to the Great Sand Dunes National Park, we invite you to join in on the fun by exploring and experiencing all that the park has to offer.
Discover the Park
The Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is one of Colorado’s four National Parks and is located conveniently near Alamosa in the Mystic San Luis Valley. The park contains the tallest sand dunes in North America and its vast dune field covers more than 30 sq. miles! The park is further distinguished by its unique biological diversity, as visitors can explore wetlands, forests, tundra, and more ecosystems all within a single afternoon. Learn more about the dunes and how to enjoy the park here.
Supporting Local During Your Next Adventure
During the month of April, visitors can find earn a special discount code for participating partners by just sharing what they love about the Great Sand Dune National Park in the form below. Once you have recieved a voucher, you can redeem it at these participating locations. These participating local businesses are also running specials throughout the month that celebrate the Great Sand Dunes. You don't need to have a voucher to try the specials, you just have to love our National Park with us! Get a closer look at this list here.
Kick-Off Celebration at First Fridays
First Fridays with Visit Alamosa featured a full lineup of entertainment and an array of activities with Great Sand Dunes Park Rangers hosting hands-on activities and information. Adams State University, SLV GO, Alamosa Volunteer Search & Rescue, and the Wet Paintbrush offered Great Sand Dunes-themed activities or information, and attendees won gift vouchers and 'We Love Our National Park' merchandise by sharing what they love most about the Great Sand Dunes National Park. City and County officials honored the Park Rangers in attendance with a ceremonial reading of a proclamation declaring April 2023 to be Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve Ranger Appreciation Month.
A series of special events will be held throughout the month at the Great Sand Dunes National Park. Head to our Event Calendar to view the full list of special events offered by the Great Sand Dunes National Park’s team, including B.A.R.K. in the Park, Ranger meet and greets, and more. National Park Week is happening April 22 to April 30 this year. Entrance fees will be waived on April 22, 2023, to kick off the celebration and to encourage everyone to enjoy their national parks in person.
Many of our local businesses are having Great Sand Dunes-themed specials! You can find a list of them all here. If you received a "We Love Our National Park" voucher from a participating lodging property. This list is all the places that will accept your voucher from Visit Alamosa!