Friday, June 18, 2010

Moab Essentials: ATV

Date Placed: June 18, 2010
Letterbox: Traditional
Carver: GreenJello
Planters: GreenJello and Teancum
Location: White Wash Sand Dunes, Grand, Utah
Status: Active

If you're in the Moab vicinity, there is one area that is particularly popular for riding ATVs. The White Wash Sand Dunes are located about 45 miles northwest of Moab. The dunes are quite scenic, with large cottonwood trees growing within them. Red cliffs to the east of the dunes provide a dramatic backdrop.

Directions:  To reach White Wash Sand Dunes, drive 13 miles east of Green River on Interstate 70. Take Ranch Exit 175 to the south. This county road is known locally as the Floy Wash Road. (This exit is seven miles west of U.S. Highway 191, which heads to Moab.) From 1-70, continue southwest on the Floy Wash Road for 12 miles (be sure to bear right 4.5 miles from Interstate 70, and continue straight at 7.8 miles from Interstate 70). Go east (left) at 12.3 miles southwest of 1-70. You will drive by some oil production facilities. Just follow the brown BLM signs to the Dunes, and you won't get lost. Park when you arrive at the brown "White Wash OHV Area" info sign.

From the sign, look east towards the dunes in the distance. Walk 25 steps down the hill towards the dunes. There will be a large rock to your left; look under it, sunset side.

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