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North Sand Hills Recreation Area

Jackson County, Colorado

North Sand Hills North Sand Hills Recreation Area

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.

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. Roads east of the dunes allow 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   Mile-Hi Jeep Club

Trail System Information

Location: 40.870055, -106.201238333
Location is:
Nearest City: Cowdrey
Difficulty (1-10): 2-7
Distance (mi):
Time (hh:mm):
Lowest Elevation (ft): 7926
Highest Elevation (ft): 8780
Best for: 4WDMotorcycleATVUTV

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.

Maps/GPS files: PDF ZIP KMZ Map

Visit the Trail Maps page for download/print instructions, information about the Avenza App for PDF files, or a complete list of available maps!

More Info: Kremmling Field Office (970) 724-3000
  BLM Colorado State Office (303) 239-3600

Nearby Trails

Trail Name   Trail Width Length (mi)
North Sand Hills   4WD  

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