Lakeside is an easy, sandy access road along the northern edge of Sand Mountain, offering good views of Sand Hollow Reservoir. The road is adjacent to Highway 7, traveling west to east between the Waddy's Corral staging area (formally known as Water Tanks), past the Sand Hollow State Park tunnel, and ending at the East Fenceline Road, near the Highway 7 exit 19 offramp. The road can be run in either direction and is a busy central vein used to access popular trails like Risky Biz, Twister, Milts Mile, Triple 7s, and Chain Reaction. The road has a few chunky slickrock spots, especially near the Water Tank Road and the tunnel, and a lot of whoop-de-doos through the sand. 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.
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