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Sand Flats Recreation Area

Sand Flats Recreation Area

Sand Flats Recreation Area

The Sand Flats Recreation Area (SFRA) near Moab, Utah is a nationally significant public lands treasure at the heart of the Colorado Plateau. A high plain of slickrock domes, bowls and fins, it rises on the south to meet the colorful mesas and nearly 13,000 foot peaks of the La Sal Mountains. Cutting into the area on the east and west are the canyons of the Negro Bill and Mill Creek Wilderness Study Areas. To the north lies the deep gorge of the Colorado River and a hundred mile vista over Arches National Park.

Sand Flats Recreation Area is home to the famous Slickrock Bike Trail enjoyed annually by over 100,000 visitors. The 9,000 acre SFRA is also popular for camping. The Sand Flats Recreation Area is managed through a unique partnership between Grand County and the Bureau of Land Management. In 1995 this area was developed through the collaborative efforts of Americorps, the BLM, Grand County and the Moab community.

Sand Flats has 120 campsites, open year round and offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Camping is limited to these designated sites spread over 9 campgrounds. Lettered campgrounds A thru H and Juniper have picnic tables, metal fire rings and nearby vault toilets. Campers need to bring in all their drinking water, as water is not available on this high desert plateau. Click on the links below for more information.  

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