North Sand Hills Recreation Area
The North Sand Hills Recreation Area is the only sand off-highway vehicle recreation area in Colorado. The dunes here provide a unique riding opportunity, especially for ATVs and sandrails. The trail system begins in the sand, winds through aspens and sagebrush, before leading to the dunes and up into Colorado State Forest and US Forest Service lands. A developed campground is available for overnight stays, and there are also dispersed camping locations throughout the area.
Total Area: 1,400 acres
- Off-highway vehicles
- Wildlife viewing
Attractions, Facilities, & Services:
- 300-acre open dune area
- Developed campground with 13 campsites
- Dispersed camping
- Information kiosk
- Four restroom facilities
- No drinking water
- No trash services
- No paved roads
- Available in Walden: lodging, restaurants and shops
Directions: From Walden: travel north on Highway 125. About one mile after Cowdrey, turn right onto County Road 6E. Turn right onto BLM road #2509 to access the dunes.