Photo: Campers on the flats at Dumont Dunes
|Other Names:||Dumont Dunes OHV|
|Terrain:||Sand, open desert|
|Off-Road Use:||Open use|
|Difficulty:||Easy to Difficult|
|County:||San Bernadino County, CA|
|Nearest Cities:||Baker, CA|
|Map Links:||Google Map|
|Satellite Map:||Google Satellite Yahoo Map|
|Special Map:||BLM Map|
|Google Earth:||Dumont Dunes.kmz|
The Dumont Dunes Off-Highway Vehicle Area is an sand dune wonderland, bordered by steep volcanic hills and the slow running Amargosa River. The region is easily recognized from a distance by its distinctive sand dunes. The elevation here varies from 700 feet, at the river, to 1200 feet at the top of Competition Hill, the tallest of the dunes.
The riding area is south of the Amargosa River and east of Highway 127, about 31 miles north of Baker, California. There are two ways of getting to the dunes.
The Little Dunes staging and camping area is directly off Highway 127, conveniently located for immediate staging. One mile north of here, just off Highway 127, is Dumont Road, a dirt road which follows and crosses the river, leading to the main field of large dunes.
Dumont Dunes rates for the 2008-2009 season are:
- $30 weekly pass
- $40 weekly holiday pass
- $90 annual pass
- $120 annual pass w/ holidays
Annual passes are currently being discounted during the month of September by $10.
Passes can now be purchased online through Dumont Dunes Permits
Maps and GPS Coordinates
Dumont Dunes Coordinates: 35.688498° -116.226811°
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