Lower Dune Road

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Lower Dune Road is an easy and sandy road used as an access trail between Waddy's Corral staging area (formally known as Water Tanks) and popular trails along the western edge of Sand Mountain OHV area, such as Sliplock, John's Trail, West Rim, and Rollercoaster. The trail offers a fun, steep, long sand dune on its western edge that will likely require 4WD or high horsepower. There are various ways up the dune, and this is a common place to find people testing out the ponies in their machines. After the dunes, the trail traverses constant wind-blown packed sand as your vehicle bounces up and down, tilting left and right like a small boat on the high seas. Depending on how well your suspension is tuned, this 1.5-mile trail might feel long or short.

This trail is suitable for any high clearance vehicle.

About Sand Mountain

Sand Mountain is an extremely unique parcel of public land. Designated as an Open OHV Area, riders are free to make their own trails. Due to this, many of the long-established named trail routes have several variations that can take easier or more challenging routes through the intended trail. The GPX track for this trail helps you navigate the area, but various lines, bypasses, and additional obstacles may exist along the way. Riders are encouraged to stay on existing trails and not unnecessarily drive over or destroy vegetation.


Riding on Sand Mountain is entirely free. However, there are multiple entry/exit points for the area, including "the tunnel," which connects Sand Hollow State Park to the open OHV area. Any entry into the boundaries of Sand Hollow State Park requires a Utah State Park Pass.


When operating on Sand Mountain, users must attach an orange or red safety flag to the vehicle, rising at least 8 feet off the ground.