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Tonopah Dunes

Monday, December 9, 2019

Other 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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REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesNVOHV sticker required
Dates OpenYear-Round
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedYesNevada registration is not required if the vehicle is already registered in another state and will be located in Nevada for no more than 15 days.
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot RequiredWhip Flags Recommended For Safety
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Permitted
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingNo Restriction(camp anywhere)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresNo Restriction
Night RidingYes
Trail BlazingPermitted
AlcoholNo Restriction
Rule EnforcementNone
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TERRAIN

Approx Size2,560 acres (4 sq mi)
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

TYPE OF AREA

AreaOff-Road Dunes
LandBLM

KEY SERVICES

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

FEES & PASSES

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

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
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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.

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

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

RIDER COMMENTS & REVIEWS

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RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Tonopah Dunes Dune Area

The main entrance is marked with a spray painted white arrow on the road - turn here.

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RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Tonopah Dunes Dune Area

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