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Sand Hollow State Park

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Other Names

Sand Mountain OHV Area

Last Known StatusOpen

Located just south of the Sand Hollow Reservoir, this offroad area offers beautiful reddish colored dunes to play in. Numerous camping opportunities can be found along the shore of the reservoir.

Paddle tires are usually great for these types of deep sand dunes but in this case they may limit your experience because there are so many other trails and rocky areas to explore. The terrain actually varies from deep sand to gravel to pure rock with mixed vegetation.

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Permit RequiredYesUT OHV Permit
Dates OpenYear-Round
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes
Whip FlagsYes (96 inches)Whip Flags Required 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)
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areasdeveloped campsites are available
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas
Night RidingYes
Trail BlazingProhibited(stay on marked trails or within designated dunes)
Rule EnforcementFew/PeriodicJeep/SUV Patrol
CommentNo specific decibel limit but excessive mechanical noise is prohibited.


Approx Size20,000 acres (31 sq mi)
Climate TypeDesert
Elevation3000 to 3500 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly MaintainedSome of the trails are marked.
Loose DirtThis dune area has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe dune area has little hard pack terrain.Little
SandThis dune area has mostly sandy areas.Mostlypaddle or sand tire recommended for best experience
on dunes but will limit the trails you can explore
MudThe dune area has no mud after it rains.None
DustThe dune area has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis dune area has some rocks.Some
TreesThe dune area has few trees.Few
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 some berms.Some
Sand/Gravel PitsThis vacant land has few sand or gravel pits.Few
Single TrackThis vacant land has few single track trails.Few
RoadsThis vacant land has few roads.Few
IntersectionsThis dune area has many intersections.Manyuse caution to avoid collisions on dunes
Rider TrafficThe vacant land has few rider traffic on typical days.Few
ShadeThis vacant land has few shaded areas.Few
HazardsThis dune area has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
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


AreaOff-Road Dunes
LandState Park


Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (SW)Flying J Travel Plaza (435) 674-7104
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (SW)Flying J Travel Plaza (435) 674-7104
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (NW)Westside Campground (435) 680-0715
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (NW)Westside Campground (435) 680-0715
RV Dump Station RV DisposalOn Site (NW)Westside Campground (435) 680-0715
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (SW)Flying J Travel Plaza (435) 674-7104


EntryYes ($15.00 per vehicle)
Utah Residents - $15/weekeday, $20 Fri-Sun. Non-Residents - $20/weekdays, $25/Fri-Sunday. March-October weekend fees are increased, call for details.
Tent: $35.00
RV: $45.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Sandpit Campground Fee


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


Nearest CitySt. George, UT
AddressSand Hollow Road, Hurricane, UT 84737
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Dune MapGo To Dune Map
From: St. George, UT
1) Take I-15 North to Exit 16
2) Merge right (east) onto SR-9, continue 3.7 miles
3) Turn right (south) onto Sand Hollow Road, continue about 3 miles to staging area.


Contact InfoSand Hollow State Park
4405 West 3600 South
Hurricane, UT 84737
(435) 680-0715
Contact InfoUtah State Parks OHV Education Office
1594 W North Temple, Suite 116
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
(801) 538-7220
CommentOHV Permit Info
Contact InfoSouthern Utah Adventure Center
138 West State Street
Hurricane, UT 84737
(435) 635-0907
(888) 635-0907
CommentATV and Dirt Bike Rentals, Tours, PWC Rentals and Parts & Service


Sand Hollow Dune Area Photo

Sand Hollow State Park Dune Area

The main dunes are medium sized with some vegetation throughout to keep it interesting.

Sand Hollow Dune Area Photo

Scenic view at Sand Hollow State Park Dune Area

This is a view of the Sand Hollow Reservior.  You can ride directly from your shoreline camp to the dunes.

Sand Hollow Dune Area Photo

Scenery from Sand Hollow State Park Dune Area

There is a variety of terrain besides just the dunes including gravel and rock formations.

Sand Hollow Dune Area Photo

Scenic view of Sand Hollow State Park Dune Area

This is why paddle tires may limit your experience.  Note how sharp rocks are on the this trail.

Sand Hollow Dune Area Photo

OHV at Sand Hollow State Park Dune Area

This is a pretty large area to explore and a lot of fun.

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