Water Tank Road is one of the central access veins to the southern side of Sand Mountain and a great trail to familiarize yourself with the open OHV area. The trail starts at the massive Waddy's Coral staging area just south of Highway 7 off Sand Hollow Road. Here, you will find a restroom and plenty of space to gather and prepare for your trail ride. From the staging area, the trail travels directly south past many other trail intersections, traversing sharp sandy embankments and tiptoeing through protruding sandstone rocks. You'll cross several long dune sections as you work your way to the Top of The World overlook and the Sand Dunes Overlook, where you will be rewarded with expansive views of Sand Mountain, Sand Hollow Reservoir, The Arizona Strip, and Competiton Hill. This trail is suitable for any high clearance vehicle, and airing down is highly recommended due to the rough terrain and soft sand.
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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