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North Sand Hills Recreation Area

Jackson County, Colorado

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Free and open year round, the North Sand Hills is the only sand OHV area in the state and provides diverse opportunities for off-highway enthusiasts. The area has primitive camping and restrooms but no sources of potable water. Roads east of the dunes allow access to trails on state and Forest Service land.

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Detailed Description

Free and open year round, the North Sand Hills is the only sand OHV area in the state and provides diverse opportunities for off-highway enthusiasts. The area has primitive camping and restrooms, but no sources of potable water. Dunes can be accessed from most roads in the area. East of the dunes is access to trails on state and Forest Service land.

The only sand OHV area in the state, the beautiful North Sand Hills Recreation area provides a variety of opportunities for Off Highway enthusiasts. Free and open year around, there are primitive camping locations throughout the area. Plan to pack in water as there are no potable sources, although there are 4 restroom facilities located around the camping area. Dunes can be accessed from many of the roads in the camping area. Past the dunes to the east there is also great access to ATV trails on State and US Forest service land.

Adopted Trails

** North Sand Hills Recreation Area Adopted by Mile High Jeep Club

http://www.mhjc.org/

How To Get There

From CO-125, turn East on JCR-6E (one mile north of Cowdrey). Follow JCR-6E approximately 5 miles until you enter North Sand Hills Special Recreation Area.

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Trail System Information

Location:

Location is:

Unspecified

Nearest City:

Cowdrey

Difficulty:

2 - 7

Distance:

Open Dunes

Time:

N/A

Elevation:

7926 to 8780 feet

Best For:

4WDUTVATVMotorcycle

4WD

UTV/SxS

ATV

Motorcycle

Note that not all of the trails in an area will be open to all vehicle types. Follow the Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM)s and signage for the area and ride only on trails open to and wider than your OHV.

More Info:

Kremmling Field Office, (970) 724-3000

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