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Sand Flats Recreation Area

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Other Names

Moab, Slickrock Trail, Slick Rock Trail, Hells Revenge 4x4 Trail, Colorado Plateau, La Sal Mountains, Negro Bill, Grand County, Porcupine Trail, Fins and Things Trail

Last Known StatusOpen

Open year round, this off road mecca is home to the world famous Slickrock, Hell's Revenge, Porcupine Rim and Fins and Things 4x4 trails. Terrain mainly consists of petrified sand dunes known as Navajo Sandstone, and trails are geared for the more advanced rider or driver due to steep inclines and descents, rocky and off camber sections.

Camping is not permitted however there are nine designated campgrounds with over 120 sites and two group campgrounds nearby. For a quick dip check out the Mill Creek Canyon swimming hole.

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Permit RequiredYesUT 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
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 Areasnot permitted on the Slickrock Bike Trail
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSSome Areasnot permitted on the Slickrock Bike Trail
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Some Areaspermitted on Fins & Things, Porcupine Rim & Hells Revenge Trails
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Some Areaspermitted on Fins & Things, Porcupine Rim & Hells Revenge Trails
2 Cycle EnginesSome Areas
Motocross Helmet RequiredYouth Onlyrequired for persons under 18 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingYesmust have working headlights and taillights
Trail BlazingProhibitedstay on designated trails
Rule Enforcement
CommentNo specific decibel limit but excessive mechanical noise is prohibited.


AreaMotorized Trails
LandBLM, County Land, Grand County


EntryYes ($5.00 per vehicle)
if entering park via bicycle or motorcycle cost is $2
Tent: $10.00
RV: $10.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $2.00


Our RatingRatingVery Good
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
Comments(Scroll Down For Rider Reviews & Comments)


Nearest CityMoab, UT
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Street Map
Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Moab, UT
1) Take US-191 south about 1 mile
2) Turn left (north) on Mill Creek Drive, continue 1.4 miles
3) Turn right (east) on Sand Flats Road, continue about 2 miles toward park entrance.


Contact InfoBLM - Moab Field Office
82 East Dogwood
Moab, UT 84532
(435) 259-2100
Contact InfoSand Flats Receation Area
125 E. Center Street
Moab, UT 84532
(435) 259-2444
Commentreservations for group campsites
Contact InfoUtah State Parks OHV Education Office
1594 W North Temple, Suite 116
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
(800) 648-7433
CommentOHV Permit Info


Sand Flats Trail Photo

Sand Flats Recreation Area Trail

Photo Submitted 6/18/2012 (Thanks!)

Sand Flats Trail Photo

Sand Flats Recreation Area Trail

Photo Submitted 12/26/2014 (Thanks!)


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Approx Size9,000 acres (14 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail40
Climate TypeDesert
Elevation4600 to 6000 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has few trees.Few
Steep HillsThis trail has many steep hills.Many
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
Single TrackThis BLM land has many single track trails.Many
IntersectionsThis trail has many intersections.Many
Rider TrafficThe BLM land has many rider traffic on typical days.Many
Ranges/GunfireThis BLM land has no shooting ranges or gunfire.None
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has little beginner terrain.Little
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has some expert terrain.Some


Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (W)Chevron (435) 259-0500
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (W)Chevron (435) 259-0500
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (W)Canyonlands Campground (435) 259-6848
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (W)Canyonlands Campground (435) 259-6848
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (W)Canyonlands Campground (435) 259-6848
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (W)Chevron (435) 259-0500
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