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Dumont Dunes

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Alt Names Dumont, Dumont Dunes OHV Area, Dumont Dunes Motorized Trail, Sperry Wash Route, Amargosa River, Amargosa Canyon
Last Known Status Open
DESCRIPTION

Located in a remote area, this popular place offers 8,150 acres of dunes and open sand riding. Primitive camping is permitted almost anywhere on the flat and the only amenities are vault toilets so at the very least, bring your own water and snacks.

The main dunes are very tall and steep and require big horsepower and sand tires but the smaller dunes next to the highway are ideal for beginners. A use permit is needed to access the dunes and should be purchased before entering area because the BLM is phasing out the self-pay kiosks.

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LOCATION
Nearest City Baker, CA
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From: Baker, CA
1) Take I-15 to Valley/Kelbaker Exit
2) Turn north off the exit ramp, continue over bridge
3) Continue straight past intersection onto SR-127 (you will pass the Mad Greek restaurant on the right)
4) Continue north on SR-127 about 31 miles.
5) Little Dunes staging area will be on the right (east). Stage here or...

6) Continue 3.1 miles past Little Dunes
7) Turn right (east) on Dumont Dunes Road, continue 3 miles
8) Proceed over water crossing (passable with RVs), continue about 1 mile to staging area.
TYPE OF AREA
Area Trail, Dunes
Land BLM
QUALITY
Pros large area, nice desert scenery
Cons no amenities or shade
Rating Rating    Very Good    
Recommended Stay 1-2 Days
Spring/Fall
TERRAIN
Square Miles 13
Miles Of Trail 10
Climate Type Desert
Elevation 700 to 1200 ft.
Trail Maintenance Marked, Not Rated, Heavily Maintained
Loose Dirt This OHV area has no loose dirt.None
Hard Pack The OHV area has no hard pack terrain.None
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 no trees.None
Steep Hills This OHV area has many steep hills.Many
Water Crossings The OHV area has few water crossings.Few Sperry Wash OHV Route
Small Jumps This OHV area has many small jumps.Many
Large Jumps This OHV area has some large jumps.Some
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 many rider traffic on typical days.Many
Shade This BLM land has no shaded areas.None
Ranges/Gunfire This BLM land has no shooting ranges or gunfire.None
Hazards This OHV area has some hazards.Some (hazards not marked)
Razorbacks
Easy Terrain Novice This OHV area has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain Amateur This OHV area has some intermediate level terrain.Some
Difficult Terrain Expert This OHV area has little expert terrain.Little
REGULATIONS
Permit Required Yes CA OHMVR stickers required
Dates Open Year-Round CA OHMVR red sticker vehicles permitted year round
Spark Arrestor Yes A spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise Limit Yes (96 dB) CA OHMVR noise limits apply (1985/older limit 101 dB, 1986/newer limit 96 dB)
Whip Flags Yes (96 inches) Safety Flags Required
Maximum Vehicle Width No Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles Permitted CA OHMVR stickers required
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVs Permitted CA OHMVR stickers required
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXS Permitted CA OHMVR stickers required
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered) Permitted
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Some Areas CA OHMVR stickers required
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction CA OHMVR restrictions apply
Helmets Required Yes helmets required by state law
Bicycles No Restriction Not Recommended
Hiking No Restriction
Horseback No Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping No Restriction (camp anywhere)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires No Restriction
Night Riding Yes Must have headlight and tailights on OHV
Cross Country Some Areas
Alcohol No Restriction
Fireworks Prohibited
Firearms Prohibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement Some Jeep/SUV Patrol
Gate Inspection
Insurance *Disclaimer: RiderPlanet recommends that all riders obtain motorcycle insurance or ATV / UTV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted.
FEES
Parking No ($0.00)
Entry Yes ($30.00 per vehicle)
Non-Holiday Weekly Pass
Riding No ($0.00)
Camping No ($0.00)
Comment Holiday Weekly Pass - $40.00
KEY SERVICES
First Aid First Aid 30+ Miles (NE) Desert View Regional Medical Center (775) 751-7500
Gasoline Gasoline 30+ Miles (SW) Baker/Valero Gas Station (760) 733-4505
Diesel Diesel 30+ Miles (SW) Baker/Valero Gas Station (760) 733-4505
Potable Water Water 30+ Miles (SW) Baker/Valero Gas Station (760) 733-4505
RV Hookups RV Hookup 20-30 Miles (NE) Delight's Hot Springs Resort (800) 928-8808
RV Dump Station RV Disposal 20-30 Miles (NE) Delight's Hot Springs Resort (800) 928-8808
Primitive Camping Campground 30+ Miles (SW) Afton Canyon Campground (760) 252-6000
Convenience Store Conv Store 30+ Miles (S) Baker Country Store (760) 733-4252
Swimming Swim Area 20-30 Miles (NE) Delight's Hot Springs Resort (800) 928-8808
Body of Water Water Body On Site Amargosa River
Boating Launch Boat Ramp 30+ Miles (NE) Lake Mead Marina (702) 293-3484
CONTACTS
Contact Info BLM - Barstow Field Office
2601 Barstow Road
Barstow, CA 92311
(760) 252-6000
www.blm.gov
Comment Sells Dumont Dunes Pass
Contact Info Nevada Offroad Buggy
3054 South Valley View, #130
Las Vegas, NV 89102
(888) 755-5900
(702) 871-4911
www.facebook.com
Comment Sells Dumont Dunes Pass
Contact Info Doghouse Repair
1371 W. Basin Ave
Pahrump, NV 89060
(775) 727-9344
www.doghouserepair.com
Comment Sells Dumont Dunes Pass
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Dumont Dunes OHV Area Photo

Dumont Dunes OHV Area

The main dunes at Dumont are scenic and huge with lots of razorbacks and varying slopes to keep it interesting.
Dumont Dunes OHV Area Photo

RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Dumont Dunes OHV Area

This is actually the entrance to the smaller dunes staging area, which is a nice alternative to the main staging area for families and beginners.
Dumont Dunes OHV Area Photo

Quad at Dumont Dunes OHV Area

Things were quiet on this day, but on holiday weekends, like anywhere, it can be a real carnival.  Note how huge some of the climbs can be so use judgement and be safe.
Dumont Dunes OHV Area Photo

Scenery from Dumont Dunes OHV Area

Some areas like this are off limits for riding, but make for a pretty good backdrop.  You can see these particular hills from the main access road.
Dumont Dunes OHV Area Photo

Scenic view of Dumont Dunes OHV Area

There are large expansive flat areas and gentle rolling hills where you can camp and ride.  (Just make sure you can be seen. Don't camp or stage on the back side of a hill or in a dip and keep a light on.)
Dumont Dunes OHV Area Photo

OHV at Dumont Dunes OHV Area

This is a view of the main dune, front and center that you see when you enter.
Dumont Dunes OHV Area Photo

Dumont Dunes OHV Area

This rocky and sandy 4x4 route begins near the entrance to the main dunes area and it's a nice alternative to the pure sand dunes if you want to do some desert riding.
Dumont Dunes OHV Area Photo

ATV at Dumont Dunes OHV Area

Only big horsepower machines can reach the top of the larger dunes and a sand tire or paddle tire is needed.
Dumont Dunes OHV Area Photo

Scenic view of Dumont Dunes OHV Area

This is the water you will have to cross to get into the park.  It looks worse than it is though. There is pavement underneath so it's no problem for any 2WD vehicle.
Dumont Dunes OHV Area Photo

RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Dumont Dunes OHV Area

This is another view of the main staging area.
Dumont Dunes OHV Area Photo

OHV at Dumont Dunes OHV Area

Here is a better look at how expansive the flats are.  You can ride and camp anywhere on this flat but stay offf the vegetation.
Dumont Dunes OHV Area Photo

Some terrain at Dumont Dunes OHV Area

Dumont Dunes OHV Area Photo

Scenic view of Dumont Dunes OHV Area

The main dunes.
Dumont Dunes OHV Area Photo

Scenic view at Dumont Dunes OHV Area

Here is an example of some smaller dunes and jumps that are great for beginners and young kids.
Dumont Dunes OHV Area Photo

Scenic view at Dumont Dunes OHV Area

Dumont Dunes OHV Area Photo

OHV at Dumont Dunes OHV Area

Dumont Dunes OHV Area Photo

Scenery from Dumont Dunes OHV Area

There is a shallow water crossing on the main road on the way to the staging area.  It looks wide sometimes but it is very shallow and the bottom is paved.
Dumont Dunes OHV Area Photo

Scenery at Dumont Dunes OHV Area

Dumont dunes has some of the best scenery around.
Dumont Dunes OHV Area Photo

Some terrain at Dumont Dunes OHV Area

Adjacent to the dunes before you cross over the water this trail heads out into the flat.
Dumont Dunes OHV Area Photo

Scenic view of Dumont Dunes OHV Area

Dumont Dunes OHV Area Photo

OHV at Dumont Dunes OHV Area

A view of the dunes with the mountains in the backdrop.
Dumont Dunes OHV Area Photo

Scenery at Dumont Dunes OHV Area

This isn't a huge area but the backdrop makes it my favorite dunes in California.
Dumont Dunes OHV Area Photo

Scenery at Dumont Dunes OHV Area

There are also some mild dunes here.  These are a lot of fun too.
Dumont Dunes OHV Area Photo

Scenery from Dumont Dunes OHV Area

One of the nice things about Dumont is all of the open flat space for kids and beginners to really ride with no worries.
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