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Sand Mountain Recreation Area, Churchill County, NV

Located in Churchill County, just north of U.S. Highway 50, "The Loneliest Road in America,"Sand Mountain is 25 miles east of Fallon, Nevada.  Managed by the U. S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the sand dunes of the 4,795 acre recreation fee area provide challenge and excitement for off-highway vehicle riders, hikers & sandboarders.  

Many people visiting the area also take time to explore the historic 1860 Pony Express station and learn about the plants and animals of the Great Basin at the Sand Springs Desert Study Area.

Sand Mountain NV
Bureau of Land Management

Sand Mountain Links: 
Fees & Permit Requirements 

Vehicle Use Restrictions at Sand Mountain 

Supplementary Rules at Sand Mountain

Trails Map

Be a Responsible Camper & Rider

Ride Smart - For Everyone's Safety!


Vendor Program

Weather Forecast for Sand Mountain Area

Did Sand Mountain Form? A Little Geological History

There is a designated dry-camping area near the base of Sand Mountain.  Three vault toilets are provided, however, visitors should bring plenty of water for drinking and washing since no water is available at the site. Campfires are permitted, but there is no wood available.

Spring and fall offer the best weather at Sand Mountain. Mid-winter months can be cold and wet and summer days can be hot, dry and windy.

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