Sand Mountain, Utah

We rarely stay in paid campsites, but this state park was a must-see on our list, as we wanted to see some of the famous sand dunes that are found all over around here. For $18 USD, we were able to stay almost anywhere within the area of Little Sahara Recreation Area from then until the next evening.

Sand Mountain reaches 700 feet high!
This is where we parked for the night. Picture taken from much less than halfway up, and it was quite a hike to trek through the soft sands!
This peak appeared to “sharpen” with the wind-blown sands. This and other dunes shift 5-9 feet every year due to the strong winds!
Tod got a huge workout on this mountain!!

This place was super fun to visit and it was a quiet night’s sleep. During the day, ATVs and dirt bikes were roaring around, so don’t expect a totally peaceful daytime! It was also very windy, which is to be expected I imagine. We stayed away from facilities, which apparently existed somewhere in the park, including a dump station, potable water, and even flushing toilets! We were freshly refilled recently so had no need, but did find their dumpsters useful.

This was the view from our “front yard”. Definitely a shoes-off kind of day!

Definitely worth a visit for a soft sandy beach experience in the desert! I’d also love to check back next year to see if it looks like things have shifted, maybe even measure it for the following year…

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