Sand Dune Way is a major north-to-south artery within the Sand Mountain OHV Area. It connects the Sand Hollow tunnel with Top of the World, providing entry and exit points to many major trails. As the name suggests, this trail primarily travels across soft sand dunes for the entire 3.5-mile length. At its southern point near the Competition Hill Overlook, you can find a large gathering spot with a vault toilet. Traversing the dunes requires 4-wheel drive and aired-down tires. Caution should be taken when cresting large dunes, as steep vertical drops can appear out of nowhere.
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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