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Tonopah Dunes

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Alt Names

Pole Line Dunes, Tonopah, Crescent Dunes

Last Known StatusOpen

This is the rough equivalent to Sand Mountain, but without the crowds, fees and regulations. The dunes are steep and tall, and there are plenty of jumping opportunities, but use caution and beware the many cutaway back sides. The sand is medium fine so paddle tires are recommended for motorcycles. The staging area is soft and deep at the edges and there are no services.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityTonopah, NV
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From: Reno, NV
1) 95 S to Tonopah
2) Left (NE) on Pole Line Rd. (2 miles north of downtown)
GPS N 28.05.631 W117.18.493
3) Follow Pole Line Rd. 9.1 miles to entrance on right
(look for a white arrow painted on the road)
4) Proceed on dirt road 1 mile straight ahead to staging area on left.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaDunes
LandBLM

RATINGS

Proslawless, open, secluded, free, not crowded, big dune jumps
Consdry, hot, deep sand for RV's and trucks, no shade, no services
Our RatingRatingGood    
Recommended StayFull Day
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)

TERRAIN

Square Miles4
Climate TypeDesert
Elevation6000 to 6000 ft.
Trail MaintenanceNot Marked, Not Rated, Not Maintained
Loose DirtThis dune area has no loose dirt.None
Hard PackThe dune area has no hard pack terrain.None
SandThis dune area has almost all sandy areas.Allpaddle or sand tire recommended for best experience
MudThe dune area has no mud after it rains.None
DustThe dune area has almost all dust on typical days.All
RocksThis dune area has little rocks.Little
TreesThe dune area has no trees.None
Steep HillsThis dune area has many steep hills.Many
Water CrossingsThe dune area has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis dune area has many small jumps.Many
Large JumpsThis dune area has many large jumps.Many
BermsThe dune area has no berms.None
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 no roads.None
IntersectionsThis dune area has no intersections.None
Rider TrafficThe BLM land has few rider traffic on typical days.Few
ShadeThis BLM land has no shaded areas.None
Ranges/GunfireThis BLM land has many shooting ranges or gunfire.Many
HazardsThis dune area has few hazards.Few(hazards not marked)
deep sand at edges of staging area
Easy Terrain NoviceThis dune area has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis dune area has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis dune area has some expert terrain.Some
Commenthigh peaks, steep dunes, sand is soft and deep enough to get RV stuck

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 FlagsNot RequiredSafety Flags Recommended
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 RestrictionNot Recommended
HorsebackNo RestrictionNot Recommended
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingNo Restriction(camp anywhere)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresNo Restriction
Night RidingYes
Cross CountryPermitted
AlcoholNo Restriction
FireworksProhibited
FirearmsNo Restriction
Emergency / Law EnforcementNone
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all visitors get insurance for their ATV, UTV or motorcycle before visiting any of the locations shown on this website.

FEES & PASSES

ParkingNo ($0.00)
EntryNo ($0.00)
RidingNo ($0.00)
CampingNo ($0.00)
Commentnobody there, lawless

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (SE)Nye Regional Medical Center (775) 482-6233
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (SE)Chevron (775) 482-8433
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (SE)Chevron (775) 482-8433
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (SE)potable water
Tonopah Station RV Park (866) 611-9777
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (SE)Tonopah Station RV Park (866) 611-9777
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (SE)Tonopah Station RV Park (866) 611-9777
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (SE)Chevron (775) 482-8433
Swimming Swim Area30+ Miles (NW)Walker Lake/Sportsmans Beach (775) 885-6000
Body of Water Water Body30+ Miles (NW)Walker Lake
Boating Launch Boat Ramp30+ Miles (NW)Walker Lake/Sportsmans Beach (775) 885-6000

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoBLM - Tonopah Field Office
1553 South Main Street
Tonopah, NV 89049
(775) 482-7800
www.blm.gov
Contact InfoBLM - Battle Mountain District Office
50 Bastian Road
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
(775) 635-4000

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