Best Sand Dunes for ATV and UTV Riding

Many of the sand dunes around our great country are not open to motorized uses. Luckily many enthusiasts have been lobbying to keep our existing areas from being shut down. Several areas have been divided into two so there is one area for motorized use and one for hiking and wildlife preservation (e.g. Oceano and Guadalupe, Glamis and North Algodones). Some of our legal riding areas are vast, while others are smaller and steeper. Each is unique, but all are fun.

Here is a map of the best sand dunes for riding ATVs, UTVs, dune buggies, and paddle-tired motorcycles.

Places on this map

Mountain State
Christmas Valley Sand Dunes OR
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Reserve UT
Dumont Dunes CA
Idaho Sand Dunes (St Anthony) ID
Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area (Glamis) CA
Little Sahara Recreation Area UT
Little Sahara State Recreation Area OK
Moses Lake Sand Dunes WA
Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area CA
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area OR
Sand Hollow State Park UT
Sand Mountain Recreation Area NV
Silver Lake State Park MI