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Sand Flats Recreation Area

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Alt 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. Campsites are on a first come, first serve basis but reservations can be made for the group campgrounds by calling (435) 259-2444. For a quick dip check out the Mill Creek Canyon swimming hole.

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Nearest CityMoab, UT
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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.


LandBLM, County Land, Grand County


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


Permit RequiredYesUT OHV Sticker
Dates OpenYear-Round
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesSome 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
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
Some Areas
Helmets RequiredYouth Onlyrequired for persons under 18 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
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
Cross CountryProhibitedkeep vehicle on trail
Emergency / Law Enforcement
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.
CommentNo specific decibel limit but excessive mechanical noise is prohibited.


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


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!)

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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


First Aid First Aid1-5 Miles (W)Moab Regional Hospital (435) 719-3500
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
Swimming Swim Area1-5 Miles (SE)Mill Creek Swim Hole
Body of Water Water Body1-5 Miles (N)Colorado River
Boating Launch Boat Ramp5-20 Miles (W)Goldbar Boat Ramp (435) 259-2102 *for canoe and raft use*
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