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Directions to the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area


Northern Areas - Gecko Rd. & Glamis

From Los Angeles, CA

  • Take I-10 EAST toward SAN BERNARDINO(127 mi.)
  • Take RIGHT fork onto CA-86-SPUR SOUTH toward BRAWLEY/EL CENTRO (20 mi.)
  • Continue on CA-86 SOUTH  (49.4 mi.)
  • Continue on MAIN ST[CA-78] (3 mi.)
  • Continue to follow CA-78 EAST (5 mi.)
  • Continue to follow CA-78/CA-115 EAST (3 mi.)
  • Take LEFT fork onto CA-78 EAST
  • Continue to follow CA-78 EAST (14 mi.)

 From San Diego, CA

  • Take I-8 EAST toward EL CENTRO(104 mi.)
  • Take CA-111 NORTH toward BRAWLEY (15 mi.)
  • Turn RIGHT on CA-78 (3 mi.)
  • Continue to follow CA-78/CA-115 EAST (3 mi.)
  • Take LEFT fork onto CA-78 EAST
  • Continue to follow CA-78 EAST (14 mi.) 

 

From Phoenix, AZ

  • Take I-10 WEST toward LOS ANGELES, CA(152 mi.)
  • Take NEIGHBOURS BLVD/CA-78 exit toward BRAWLEY 
  • Turn LEFT onto CA-78/S NEIGHBOURS BLVD(7 mi.)
  • Turn RIGHT onto CA-78/28TH AVE(3 mi.)
  • Turn LEFT onto CA-78/S RANNELLS BLVD(2 mi.)
  • Turn RIGHT onto CA-78/32ND AVE(1.5 mi.)
  • Turn LEFT onto CA-78. (45 mi.)

From Yuma, AZ

  • Take I-8 WEST toward EL CENTRO, CA (65 mi.)
  • Take OGILBY RD exit (12 mi west of Yuma)
  • Turn RIGHT on OGILBY RD/CR-S34 (24 mi.)
  • Turn LEFT onto CA-78 (9 mi.)

Southern Areas - Buttercup & Dunebuggy Flats

From Los Angeles, CA

  • Take I-10 EAST torward SAN BERNARDINO(127 mi.)
  • Take RIGHT fork onto CA-86-SPUR SOUTH toward BRAWLEY/EL CENTRO (20 mi.)
  • Continue on CA-86 SOUTH  (49.4 mi.)
  • Continue on MAIN ST[CA-78] (3 mi.)
  • Turn RIGHT onto CA-111 SOUTH (15 mi.)
  • Take I-8 EAST toward YUMA, AZ (35 mi.)
    • Dunebuggy Flats: Take the Gordon's Well Exit North 
    • Buttercup: Take the Gray's Well Exit South

From San Diego, CA

  • Take I-8 EAST toward YUMA, AZ (160 mi.)
    • Dunebuggy Flats: Take the Gordon's Well Exit North
    • Buttercup: Take the Gray's Well Exit South.

 

From Phoenix/Yuma, AZ

  • Take I-10 WEST toward LOS ANGELES, CA (31 mi.)
  • Merge onto AZ-85 SOUTH toward I-8/YUMA, AZ (37 mi.)
  • Continue on I-8 BL WEST (1 mi.)
  • Continue on PIMA ST (1 mi.)
  • Take I-8 WEST toward SAN DIEGO, CA (128 mi.) 
    • Buttercup: Take Gray's Well Rd. Exit South (16 mi. west of Yuma)
    • Dunebuggy Flats: Take Gordon's Well Exit North (21 mi. west of Yuma)

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