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Ehrenberg Sandbowl OHV Area

Friday, February 21, 2014
Alt Names Sand Bowl OHV Area, Ox Bow Road, Limekiln Wash, Colorado River, La Paz County
Last Known Status Open
DESCRIPTION

This small sand dune area has numerous side trails that lead to and from the main play area. The main staging area has loading ramps, vault toilets, picnic tables and shade ramadas and while it is RV accessible the staging area is very small and is not recommended for large vehicles. Camping is permitted as long as you pay for the next day.

ATV rentals are available at nearby River Breeze RV Resort. The resort offers both half day and full day rates plus personalized tour guides. The resort also has direct access to numerous miles of desert trails. For reservations call (928) 923-7483.

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LOCATION
Nearest City Ehrenberg, AZ
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From: Ehrenberg, AZ
1) Take I-10 to Ehrenberg exit (exit 1)
2) Turn south off the exit ramp and go over bridge, veer right on Frontage Road
3) Continue about .3 miles, look for 10,000 Video Store on the left and turn here onto dirt road (if you go pass video store you've gone too far)
4) Continue about 1 mile. Main entrance is on the left.
TYPE OF AREA
Area Trail, Dunes
Land BLM
QUALITY
Pros nice day use area, surrounding trails lead directly to the sandbowl area
Cons main staging area is small - RV accessible but not recomended
Rating Rating    Good    
Recommended Stay Full Day
TERRAIN
Square Miles 3
Climate Type Desert
Elevation 200 to 400 ft.
Trail Maintenance Not Marked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose Dirt This OHV area has no loose dirt.None
Hard Pack The OHV area has little hard pack terrain.Little
Sand This OHV area has almost all sandy areas.All paddle or sand tire recommended for best experience
Mud The OHV area has no mud after it rains.None
Dust The OHV area has no dust on typical days.None
Rocks This OHV area has little rocks.Little
Trees The OHV area has few trees.Few
Steep Hills This OHV area has some steep hills.Some
Water Crossings The OHV area has no water crossings.None
Small Jumps This OHV area has some small jumps.Some
Large Jumps This OHV area has few large jumps.Few
Berms The OHV area has no berms.None
Sand/Gravel Pits This BLM land has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single Track This BLM land has no single track trails.None
Roads This BLM land has few roads.Few
Intersections This OHV area has almost all intersections.All
Rider Traffic The BLM land has few rider traffic on typical days.Few
Shade This BLM land has few shaded areas.Few
Ranges/Gunfire This BLM land has no shooting ranges or gunfire.None
Hazards This OHV area has few hazards.Few (hazards not marked)
steep dropoffs
Easy Terrain Novice This OHV area has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain Amateur This OHV area has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain Expert This OHV area has little expert terrain.Little
REGULATIONS
Permit Required Yes AZGFD sticker required
Dates Open Year-Round
Spark Arrestor Yes A spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise Limit Yes (96 dB)
Whip Flags Not Required Safety Flags Recommended
Maximum Vehicle Width No Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles Permitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVs Permitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXS Permitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered) Permitted
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Permitted
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets Required Youth Only required for persons under 18 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
Bicycles No Restriction Not Recommended
Hiking No Restriction
Horseback No Restriction Not Recommended
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping No Restriction (camp anywhere)
Must pay $5 for next day
Campfire Restrictions Campfires Prohibited
Night Riding Yes
Cross Country Some Areas
Alcohol No Restriction
Fireworks Prohibited
Firearms Prohibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement Few/Periodic
Insurance *Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that you have medical insurance and carry motorcycle insurance or ATV insurance before taking your vehicle to any of the locations depicted here.
FEES
Parking No ($0.00)
Entry Yes ($5.00 per vehicle)
Riding No ($0.00)
Camping
Tent: $0.00
RV: $0.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
KEY SERVICES
First Aid First Aid 5-20 Miles (NW) Palo Verde Hospital (760) 922-4115
Gasoline Gasoline 1-5 Miles (NE) Flying J Truckstop  (928) 923-9600
Diesel Diesel 1-5 Miles (NE) Flying J Truckstop  (928) 923-9600
Potable Water Water 1-5 Miles (NE) Flying J Truckstop  (928) 923-9600
RV Hookups RV Hookup 1-5 Miles (N) River Breeze RV and ATV Resort (928) 923-7483
RV Dump Station RV Disposal 1-5 Miles (N) River Breeze RV and ATV Resort (928) 923-7483
Primitive Camping Campground 1-5 Miles (N) River Breeze RV and ATV Resort (928) 923-7483
Convenience Store Conv Store 1-5 Miles (NE) Flying J Truckstop  (928) 923-9600
Swimming Swim Area 1-5 Miles (N) Colorado River
Body of Water Water Body 1-5 Miles (N) Colorado River
Boating Launch Boat Ramp 1-5 Miles (N) River Breeze RV and ATV Resort (928) 923-7483
CONTACTS
Contact Info BLM - Yuma Field Office
2555 E. Gila Ridge Road
Yuma, AZ 85365
(928) 317-3200
yfoweb_az@blm.gov
www.blm.gov
Contact Info Arizona Game & Fish Department
(602) 942-3000
www.azgfd.gov
Comment OHV Decal Info
Contact Info River Breeze RV And ATV Resort / Desert Rides ATV Rentals
50202 Ehrenberg Parker Highway
Ehrenberg, AZ 85334
(928) 923-7483
(866) 917-4837
fun@riverbreezerv.com
www.riverbreezerv.com
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Ehrenberg Sandbowl OHV Area Photo

Ehrenberg Sandbowl OHV Area

The main entrance to the OHV area is clearly marked.  You can't miss it.
Ehrenberg Sandbowl OHV Area Photo

OHV at Ehrenberg Sandbowl OHV Area

There is a variety of terrain types here, primarily deep sand dunes surrounded by hard packed dusty trails.
Ehrenberg Sandbowl OHV Area Photo

OHV at Ehrenberg Sandbowl OHV Area

The main pit is very large, but most of the hills are not very steep.
Ehrenberg Sandbowl OHV Area Photo

RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Ehrenberg Sandbowl OHV Area

The main staging area is very small but has a self-pay station, a few picnic tables and a couple shade ramadas. There is enough parking for small trailers only.
Ehrenberg Sandbowl OHV Area Photo

OHV at Ehrenberg Sandbowl OHV Area

Most of the trails head east and connect to more jeep roads.
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Motorcycle jumping at Ehrenberg Sandbowl OHV Area

The area offers something for everyone. You can even get a little air time here!
Ehrenberg Sandbowl OHV Area Photo

Some terrain at Ehrenberg Sandbowl OHV Area

Some of the trails are narrow and follow ridgetops.
Ehrenberg Sandbowl OHV Area Photo

OHV at Ehrenberg Sandbowl OHV Area

A view of one of the ridgetops.
Ehrenberg Sandbowl OHV Area Photo

Example of terrain at Ehrenberg Sandbowl OHV Area

A view from the center of the main pit.
Ehrenberg Sandbowl OHV Area Photo

OHV at Ehrenberg Sandbowl OHV Area

A truck going up a moderate hill.
Ehrenberg Sandbowl OHV Area Photo

OHV at Ehrenberg Sandbowl OHV Area

Another view of a truck on a trail.
Ehrenberg Sandbowl OHV Area Photo

A trail at Ehrenberg Sandbowl OHV Area

Some of the trails have soft sand.
Ehrenberg Sandbowl OHV Area Photo

Terrain example at Ehrenberg Sandbowl OHV Area

A view of the main pit.
Ehrenberg Sandbowl OHV Area Photo

OHV at Ehrenberg Sandbowl OHV Area

Ehrenberg Sandbowl OHV Area Photo

Some terrain at Ehrenberg Sandbowl OHV Area

Most of the trails have gradual elevation changes making it a good choice to bring a beginner.
Ehrenberg Sandbowl OHV Area Photo

OHV at Ehrenberg Sandbowl OHV Area

The area is very popular with the jeep crowd.
Ehrenberg Sandbowl OHV Area Photo

OHV at Ehrenberg Sandbowl OHV Area

This is also a good place to bring the side by side.
Ehrenberg Sandbowl OHV Area Photo

OHV at Ehrenberg Sandbowl OHV Area

The area is very dry and vegetation is sparse.
Ehrenberg Sandbowl OHV Area Photo

Some terrain at Ehrenberg Sandbowl OHV Area

Most riders can tackle the hillclimbs,
Ehrenberg Sandbowl OHV Area Photo

A trail at Ehrenberg Sandbowl OHV Area

Even full sized trucks can tackle the trails and hill climbs.
Ehrenberg Sandbowl OHV Area Photo

Some terrain at Ehrenberg Sandbowl OHV Area

A good view of the trails.
Ehrenberg Sandbowl OHV Area Photo

A trail at Ehrenberg Sandbowl OHV Area

Most of the trails are very easy. Nothing too difficult.
Ehrenberg Sandbowl OHV Area Photo

Some terrain at Ehrenberg Sandbowl OHV Area

Most of the trails look like this.
Ehrenberg Sandbowl OHV Area Photo

Scenery from Ehrenberg Sandbowl OHV Area

A nice view of the OHV area. As you can see, nothing too challenging.
Ehrenberg Sandbowl OHV Area Photo

Some terrain at Ehrenberg Sandbowl OHV Area

This area offers mostly hard packed and crusty jeep trails with the occasional moderate hill climb.
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