White Wash Sand Dunes

The White Wash Sand Dunes provide an interesting combination of classic dunes and sandstone rock.

Total Miles
18.4

Elevation

1403.13 ft

Duration

3 Hours

Technical Rating

5

Moderate

Best Time

Spring/Fall/Winter

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Trail Overview

This distinct area is a fun option, especially if you have time to make a weekend out of it. Make sure to come prepared, as there are no facilities available. A portable toilet is required if you decide to camp. Sand dunes and stunning red sandstone rock formations make the experience unique and beautiful.

Difficulty

Moderate when explored with caution. Dunes are very soft on steeper downwind slopes. It's very easy to get stuck or roll over if you get sideways.

History

As you travel north in White Wash from Waypoint 06, look up at the high bluffs on your left. These bluffs are the reason dunes exist here. Wind velocity slows after passing over the bluffs, causing a higher than normal volume of sand to fall to the ground. Source: www.blm.gov/utah/moab.

Technical Rating

5

Access Description

From Moab, take Highway 191 north about 30 miles to Crescent Junction (I-70, exit 182). Travel west 7 miles to Floy, exit 175. From Green River, I-70, exit 162, travel east 20 miles to Floy. Please note there are no services at Floy.