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Winnemucca Sand Dunes

Friday, August 19, 2016

Alt Names

Winnemucca Dunes, Sand Pass Rd, Crescent Dunes, Sombrero Peak

Last Known StatusOpen

Dune riding enthusiasts will like this free, open area with a series of dune 'islands' and connecting sandy trails. There are no services and no shade and the largest dunes top out at only about 100 feet, but the area does see some action on weekends and holidays, and the staging/camping area off Hwy 95 can actually get busy.

The dunes themselves however are vast and extend much farther west than it first appears. The main camping area is located right off of Hwy 95 but you can also access from Sand Pass Road.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityWinnemucca, NV
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From: Winnemucca, NV
1) Take Hwy 95 north about 7.5 miles toward McRae Road
2) Continue past McRae Road a few hundred yards
3) Turn left at the next turnoff and cross the cattleguard
4) Stage here or continue further toward a large parking area.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail, Dunes
LandBLM

RATINGS

Prosfree, not very crowded, primitive camping is allowed almost anywhere, dunes are perfect for a beginner/family
Consno tall or challenging dunes, no shade or site amenities, area is small
Our RatingRatingGood    
Recommended StayFull Day
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)

TERRAIN

Square Miles60
Miles Of Trail2
Climate TypeDesert
Elevation4200 to 4500 ft.
Trail MaintenanceNot Marked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis OHV area has no loose dirt.None
Hard PackThe OHV area has no hard pack terrain.None
SandThis OHV area has mostly sandy areas.Mostlypaddle or sand tire recommended for best experience
ordinarily, but it is firm with many rocks in some sections
MudThe OHV area has no mud after it rains.None
DustThe OHV area has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis OHV area has little rocks.Little
TreesThe OHV area has no trees.None
Steep HillsThis OHV area has no steep hills.None
Water CrossingsThe OHV area has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis OHV area has many small jumps.Many
Large JumpsThis OHV area has few large jumps.Few
BermsThe OHV area has few berms.Few
Sand/Gravel PitsThis BLM land has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis BLM land has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis BLM land has few roads.Few
IntersectionsThis OHV area has almost all intersections.All
Rider TrafficThe BLM land has some rider traffic on typical days.Some
ShadeThis BLM land has no shaded areas.None
Ranges/GunfireThis BLM land has no shooting ranges or gunfire.None
HazardsThis OHV area has few hazards.Few(hazards not marked)
Dune Dropoffs
Easy Terrain NoviceThis OHV area has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis OHV area has little intermediate level terrain.Little
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis OHV area has no expert terrain.None
Commentsmall patches of dunes seperated by sagebrush, there are no tall dunes

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesNVOHV sticker required
Dates OpenYear-Round
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsYes (96 inches)Safety Flags Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted
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
BicyclesNo RestrictionNot Recommended
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo RestrictionNot Recommended
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingNo Restriction(camp anywhere)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresNo Restriction
Night RidingYes
Cross CountryProhibitedkeep on designated trails
AlcoholNo Restriction
FireworksProhibited
FirearmsProhibited
Emergency / Law EnforcementFew/Periodic
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet recommends that all riders obtain motorcycle insurance or ATV / UTV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted.

FEES & PASSES

ParkingNo ($0.00)
EntryNo ($0.00)
RidingNo ($0.00)
CampingNo ($0.00)

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (S)Humboldt General Hospital (775) 623-5222
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (S)Flying J Travel Plaza (775) 623-0111
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (S)Flying J Travel Plaza (775) 623-0111
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (SE)Winnemucca RV Park (775) 623-4458
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (SE)Winnemucca RV Park (775) 623-4458
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (SE)Winnemucca RV Park (775) 623-4458
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (S)Riverside Grocery (775) 625-3900
Swimming Swim Area30+ Miles (SW)Rye Patch Reservoir (775) 538-7321
Body of Water Water Body5-20 Miles (S)Humboldt River
Boating Launch Boat Ramp30+ Miles (SW)Rye Patch Reservoir Boat Ramp (775) 538-7321

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoBLM - Winnemucca Field Office
5100 E. Winnemucca Blvd
Winemucca, NV 89445
(775) 623-1500
www.blm.gov

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Trails like this one connect the various dunes.

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The main staging area has no services but it's close to the road.  Most RVs can make it in, with just one small rise to conquer.

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The main entrance / access road is right off the highway.

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Most of the dunes are pretty small, but fun.

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Paddle tires make it easier, but since the sand is pretty firm and the dunes are not too steep you don't really need them.

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