Sand Flats Recreation Area


A public lands treasure with beautiful slickrock domes, bowls and fins rising to meet colorful mesas and the nearly 13,000 foot peaks of the La Sal Mountains.

MapLocated just two miles east of Moab, the Sand Flats Recreation Area is home to the world renowned Slickrock Bike Trail and the popular Hell's Revenge 4x4 Trail. Both are famous for their combination of challenging terrain and incredible scenery. Sand Flats maintains 40 miles of pet friendly trails throughout its 9,000 acres, trails shared by both motorized and non-motorized users. Sand Flats' mission goals are to protect the natural features of the area from adverse recreational impacts while providing access to sustainable and enjoyable recreational opportunities.

Distance from Moab
2 miles

Open year-round

Entrance Fees
$5/day or $10/7 days per vehicle (Subject to change)

Day Use Facilities
Entrance Station, information, maps, trailheads with toilets, kiosk displays, shade structure, picnic tables. Note: There is no water .

Phone120 Campsites, in nine campgrounds are offered on a first-come first-serve basis. Amenities include picnic tables, metal fire rings and nearby vault toilets. Campers need to bring drinking water and firewood. Reser vations can be made for two 16-person group campsites by calling 435-259-2444.


1-2 Hours
Drive 7 miles (including 6 miles on an improved dirt road) on the Sand Flats Road from the Entrance Station to the Porcupine Rim Trailhead and then back and/or walk some or all of the Slickrock Bike Trail Practice Loop (2 miles) for stunning views of petrified sand dunes, canyons, mesas and the La Sal Mountains. If you are an experienced mountain biker try out the Slickrock Bike Trail Practice Loop. If you are into off-road motorcycling you can ride the entire Slickrock Trail. If you would like to do some OHV riding but want a professional guide, there are many companies that will take you on a tour of "Moab's 4x4 Daily"- the Hell's Revenge Trail, for one of a kind scenery and terrain. Shorter trips take about 2 hours.

1/2-1 Day
Hike the Slickrock Bike Trail Practice Loop and the Main Trail out to the Abyss and back (4 miles round trip) and/or hike the Porcupine Rim Trail to the Rim viewpoint for spectacular views into Castle Valley (6 miles round trip, 900 foot elevation gain). If you are an experienced mountain biker, ride the Porcupine Rim Trail, or the one that started it all, the Slickrock Bike Trail. Accomplished riders of all types, motorcycle, ATV, and 4x4 will find the Fins and Things and Hell's Revenge trails both scenic and challenging.

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