RIDE GUIDE: UTAH’S SAND HOLLOW STATE PARK, DUNES AND MORE
At 3300 feet in the mountains of Southern Utah you suddenly stumble into a riding area unlike any other. There are literally thousands of acres set aside for this pristine riding area and trail system. There is even a 1322-acre reservoir for boating, swimming and fishing. It sounds like a dream, doesn’t it? Its name is Sand Hollow State Park.
“BLUE WATERS, RED ROCKS AND ACRES OF TRAILS AND DUNES”
The 20,000 acres of Sand Hollow State Park serve up some of the most beautiful riding terrain in the West. You can still get a great dune experience here without limiting your view of the surroundings. This park has nearly everything you need to plan that unique riding vacation you’ve been waiting for. You can even ride that trusty ATV of yours all day long in this gorgeous and relaxed atmosphere that is a few short hours’ drive from Salt Lake City, Utah or Las Vegas, Nevada.
When you are not experiencing the beautiful vistas of blue water, red rocks, or the scenic view of the Utah trails and sand dunes, you will find that the hiking, boating, fishing, mountain biking and horseback riding will keep you entertained while the family gives the ring-dingers a rest.
Sand Hollow also offers two campgrounds, one being the off-highway vehicle camping area, and the other being the group use and four-day area with trail access.
Day use entry fee is $8 a vehicle, and $5 for camping. Their full hook-up campground is $20 per day, and annual passes are available for $70. For more information contact: Sand Hollow State Park at 4405 W. 3600 S., Hurricane, Utah, 84737; (435) 680-0715
EVEN MORE INFO
Weather conditions in Hurricane, Utah stay pretty consistent year round. They can range anywhere from the low to high 90s during the summer months, sometimes reaching the triple digits. Fall and winter temperature averages never drop below the low-50s, but the temps can fall to freezing. Spring is the best time to head to the trails and sand dunes at Sand Hollow with temps usually between the 50s and 70s. In the winter months, rainfall averages under two-inches a year. For more weather info go to weather.com, or contact the park.
Sand Hollow State Park and its awesome mountain scenery offer up some of the finest riding areas in the entire western United States. You can find everything from sand dunes to rocky mountain trails! Where else can you rail the dunes and go fishing in the same afternoon?
Sand Hollow is located four hours south of Salt Lake City, Utah and just under two hours north of Las Vegas, Nevada. The park is seven miles east of the I-15 Hurricane exit. For current information on the facilities please call the park. o