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Sand Mountain

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Alt Names

Sand Mountain Recreation Area, Sand Spring, Sand Mountain Ohv Area, Singing Mountain

Last Known StatusOpen

This is one of the most popular riding destinations in Nevada featuring one main dune (about 600 feet), and a number of smaller dunes. There are also a handful of marked side trails but the overall area is fairly small.

Whip flags are mandatory and there are two types of passes that can be purchased; the weekly pass which runs about $40.00 per OHV and is good for 7 days, and the annual pass which is about $90.00. All visitors are required to pay at least a use fee, regardless if they bring an OHV or not and there is an on-site fee station which will accept cash (exact change only) or check. Note, that the last time we checked, daily passes were not available, so you may have to pay for all 7 days to ride just one, but Tuesdays and Wednesdays are free so if you can hit this place mid week it is a bargain.

There are no other services except for the vault toilets and summer weekends are crowded (5,000 ATVs - one main dune). Quiet hours are from 12am - 6am and alcoholic beverages, firearms and glass containers are prohibited. If you like dunes keep in mind that there are three other sand dune areas in remote areas of Nevada (Tonopah Dunes, Amargosa Dunes, and Winnemucca Sand Dunes) some of which are larger, free, and every bit as fun.

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LOCATION

Nearest CityFallon, NV
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Fallon, NV
1) Take Hwy 50 east about 25 miles
2) Turn left (north) on a dirt access road (Note: Sand Mountain can be clearly seen from the highway)
3) Continue about 2 miles toward Sand Mountain.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail, Dunes
LandBLM

QUALITY

Prosplenty of sand dunes, Tuesdays & Wednesdays are free days
Consentry fees are steep, no services, very popular during the summer & three day weekends
RatingRatingFair    
Recommended StayFull Day
Fall

TERRAIN

Square Miles7
Miles Of Trail5
Climate TypeDesert
Elevation3900 to 4500 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Not Maintained
Loose DirtThis OHV area has no loose dirt.None
Hard PackThe OHV area has little hard pack terrain.Little
SandThis OHV area has almost all sandy areas.Allpaddle or sand tire recommended for best experience
MudThe OHV area has no mud after it rains.None
DustThe OHV area has no dust on typical days.None
RocksThis OHV area has little rocks.Little
TreesThe OHV area has no trees.None
Steep HillsThis OHV area has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe OHV area has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis OHV area has some small jumps.Some
Large JumpsThis OHV area has some large jumps.Some
BermsThe OHV 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 OHV area has almost all intersections.All
Rider TrafficThe BLM land has many rider traffic on typical days.Many
ShadeThis BLM land has no shaded areas.None
Ranges/GunfireThis BLM land has no shooting ranges or gunfire.None
HazardsThis OHV area has many hazards.Many(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Rider traffic, razorbacks, steep hillclimbs
Easy Terrain NoviceThis OHV area has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis OHV area has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis OHV area has little expert terrain.Little

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 WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesSome Areas
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsSome Areas
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSSome Areas
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Some Areas
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Permitted
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
Some Areas
BicyclesNo RestrictionNot Recommended
HikingNo RestrictionNot Recommended
HorsebackNo RestrictionNot Recommended
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas
Night RidingNoQuiet hours 12am - 6am
Cross CountrySome Areas
AlcoholProhibited
FireworksProhibited
FirearmsProhibited
Emergency / Law EnforcementStrictDedicated Rangers/Officers
On-Site Office/Station
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all riders obtain medical insurance and buy motorcycle insurance or ATV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted on this website.

FEES

ParkingNo ($0.00)
EntryYes ($40.00 per vehicle)
RidingYes ($40.00 per OHV)
Weekly pass is valid for 7 days
CampingNo ($0.00)
CommentWeekly pass is $40.00 per OHV and is valid for 7 days
Annual pass is $90.00 and is valid 10/1 - 9/30 regardless of date purchased
Tuesday & Wednesdays are free days
Daily use passes are not available

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid30+ Miles (NW)Churchill Community Hospital (775) 423-3151
Gasoline Gasoline30+ Miles (NW)Fallon
Diesel Diesel30+ Miles (NW)Fallon
Potable Water Water30+ Miles (NW)Fallon
RV Hookups RV Hookup30+ Miles (NW)Bonanza Inn & RV Park (775) 423-6031
RV Dump Station RV Disposal30+ Miles (NW)Churchill County Fairgrounds (775) 423-7733
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site primitive camping
Convenience Store Conv Store30+ Miles (NW)Fallon
Swimming Swim Area30+ Miles (SW)Walker Lake
Body of Water Water Body30+ Miles (W)Carson Lake
Boating Launch Boat Ramp30+ Miles (SW)Walker Lake

CONTACTS

Contact InfoBLM - Stillwater Field Office
5665 Morgan Mill Road
Carson City, NV 89701
(775) 885-6000
www.blm.gov
Contact InfoSand Mountain - Facebook
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