U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
|North Sand Hills SRMA|
The North Sand Hills SRMA is the only OHV sand recreation area in the State of Colorado! It is a non-fee, primitive OHV recreation and camping area with 300 acres of dunes, and 1400 acres total within the SRMA. The camping areas are dispersed primitive sites (North Sand Hills Campground completed and opening Memorial Day Weekend 2011). The trail system in the SRMA begins in the sand, winds through the aspen and sagebrush, and leads both to the dunes and up into the Colorado State Forest and the US Forest Service lands to the east. The North Sand Hills SRMA is a great family location for spring, fall, and summertime fun! A donation tube is located on-site to help us keep this special area open to free use!
TRAVEL MANAGEMENT STATUS: LIMITED (Dune Area - Open)
Wondering why there is buck and rail fencing near the Dune Restroom? More information on the North Sand Hills Instant Study Area
SEASON: Year round (Snow may limit access in winter)
CAMPING LIMIT: 14 days
For more information on the North Sand Hills Campground - completed and open!
DRINKING WATER: None. Plan to pack in 1 gallon per person, per day.
FIRE WOOD: Bring your own firewood, limited dead and down trees are available on site for firewood.
LOCATION MAP (162K - PDF)
The North Sand Hills is located approximately 10.5 miles north east of Walden, Colorado. From Walden, take Highway 125 north just past the town of Cowdrey. Take a right (east) on County Road 6 to BLM road #2509 (right). Follow the bladed road into the SRMA.
BLM and Colorado OHV Laws and Regulations:
o Headlights shall be of sufficient power to illuminate at 300 feet at night under normal, clear atmospheric conditions.
o Taillights shall be red and capable of being seen at a distance of 500 feet from the rear at night under normal, clear atmospheric conditions.
· Any off-highway vehicle accident resulting in property damage of fifteen hundred dollars or more or injuries resulting in hospitalization or death must be reported immediately to a law enforcement entity.
For more detailed list of federal and state regulations, and a list of frequently asked questions, consult the links below:
Recommendations for Riding in the North Sand Hills (NSH):
Additional Information on the North Sand Hills:
A plan is currently being developed for the future management of the North Sand Hills. This is a collaborative effort by many entities that meet once a month to discuss issues and potential solutions. The participants include: