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Sand Wash Basin

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Other Names

Little Snake River, Little Snake Field Office, Monument Hill, Two Bar Spring, Sheepherder Springs, Lookout Mountain, Coffeepot Springs, Vermillion Bluffs, Spence Spring, Lang Spring, Sand Wash Herd Management Area

Last Known StatusOpen

This high desert area offers thousands of acres of 4x4 roads and sand washes to explore and is home to herds of wild horses. Vegetation is sparse but mainly consists of sagebrush, saltbrush, scattered pinyon pine and juniper trees. The area is open year-round but the best time to visit is during the spring and fall months. There are no services so come prepared.

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REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesColorado OHV Sticker
Dates OpenYear-Round
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedUnknown
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)(1998/older limit 99 dB, 1998/newer limit 96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesSome 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 4x4s / Jeeps (registered)Some Areas
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Prohibited
2 Cycle EnginesSome Areas
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areascamping not permitted within 1/4 mile of water sources
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingProhibitedstay on trails
Rule Enforcement
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TERRAIN

Approx Size156,500 acres (245 sq mi)
Climate TypeDesert
Elevation5800 to 8125 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has some loose dirt.Some
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has some sandy areas.Some
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has mostly dust on typical days.Mostly
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has few trees.Few
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis trail has some small jumps.Some
ShadeThis BLM land has no shaded areas.None
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little

TYPE OF AREA

AreaMotorized Trails
LandBLM

KEY SERVICES

Gasoline Gasoline30+ Miles (E)Loaf 'N Jug (970) 824-7740
Diesel Diesel30+ Miles (E)Loaf 'N Jug (970) 824-7740
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (SW)Deerlodge Park Campground (435) 781-7700 or (970) 374-3000
RV Hookups RV Hookup30+ Miles (SE)Rim Rock Campground (970) 878-4486
RV Dump Station RV Disposal30+ Miles (SE)Rim Rock Campground (970) 878-4486
Primitive Camping Campground5-20 Miles (SW)Deerlodge Park Campground (435) 781-7700 or (970) 374-3000
Convenience Store Conv Store30+ Miles (E)Loaf 'N Jug (970) 824-7740

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
Riding(None)
Camping(None)

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityMaybell, CO
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Craig, CO
1) Take US-40 west about 30 miles
2) Turn right (north) onto SR-318, continue about 18 miles
3) Turn right onto Moffat County Road 67.

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoBLM - Little Snake Field Office
455 Emerson Street
Craig, CO 81625
(970) 826-5000
www.blm.gov
Contact InfoColorado State Parks - Registration Unit
13787 South Highway 85
Littleton, CO 80125
(303) 791-1920
dnr.ivrsparks@state.co.us
cpw.state.co.us

RIDER COMMENTS & REVIEWS

Sand Wash Basin Trail Photo

Sand Wash Basin Trail

Photo Submitted 4/12/2016 (Thanks!)

Sand Wash Basin Trail Photo

Sand Wash Basin Trail

Photo Submitted 4/12/2016 (Thanks!)

Sand Wash Basin Trail Photo

Sand Wash Basin Trail

Photo Submitted 4/12/2016 (Thanks!)

Sand Wash Basin Trail Photo

Sand Wash Basin Trail

Photo Submitted 6/15/2015 (Thanks!)

Sand Wash Basin Trail Photo

Sand Wash Basin Trail

Photo Submitted 6/15/2015 (Thanks!)

Sand Wash Basin Trail Photo

Sand Wash Basin Trail

Photo Submitted 4/12/2016 (Thanks!)

Sand Wash Basin Trail Photo

Sand Wash Basin Trail

Photo Submitted 4/12/2016 (Thanks!)

Sand Wash Basin Trail Photo

Sand Wash Basin Trail

Photo Submitted 4/12/2016 (Those were great photos. Thanks for sharing!)

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