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Old 05-03-2018, 09:56 AM   #1
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Great Sand Dunes NP in June

Hello all,

I am planning potential travel spots for Summer 2019 and am considering Great Sand Dunes NP. I would like to stay at Pinyon Flats, but since it is dry camping not sure how the temps are during that time of year.

What do the highs get to during June? Don't really enjoy being inside a hot camper and we would have a pet to worry about.

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run your generator

we did

we were there in late july
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Old 05-03-2018, 04:41 PM   #3
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It can get pretty warm. Plan on using the AC
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Avg temp is 78 but can certainly be warmer. The elevation is about 8k. There is a full hookup cg right outside the park entrance as well
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We’ve been in June and did fine without AC. It does get a little warm during the day but cools off a lot at night.

Bring mosquito repellent - they are bad near the water in June. They are not nearly as bad near Piñon Flats.

The best month to go is May but June was lots of fun.
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Here's the average weather at Great Sand Dunes. Also explore this national park web site for lots of other good information such as things to do, camping, special alerts, etc.

https://www.nps.gov/grsa/planyourvisit/weather.htm
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We have been to Great Sand Dunes a few times in June in a pop up,when the kids were young. It gets warm during the day, but it cools down at night. We never needed the AC at night, just fans. The elevation and the dryness means much more pleasant temperatures than you might first imagine. There is a private campground just outside the park that could be an option is unreasonable temperatures are forecast.
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For a little adventure, and if your up for a short hike, visit Zapata falls just outside the park. Especially if you need to cool off...
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