Sand Mountain (Nevada)

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Sand Mountain
Sand Mountain.jpg
Elevation 5,260 ft (1,600 m)[1]
Location Churchill County, Nevada,
United States
Coordinates 39°18′31″N 118°23′49″W / 39.3085328°N 118.3970798°W / 39.3085328; -118.3970798Coordinates: 39°18′31″N 118°23′49″W / 39.3085328°N 118.3970798°W / 39.3085328; -118.3970798[2]
Topo map

USGS Fourmile Flat

Reference No. 10
Sand Mountain Recreation Area, campground and OHVs

Sand Mountain is a Singing sand dune 20 miles (32 km) east of Fallon, Nevada along U.S. Route 50. The dune is two miles long and 600 feet (180 m) high.[3] It lies on the edge of the ancient Lake Lahontan, that for the most part dried up 9,000 years ago. Sand Mountain Recreation Area is managed by the Bureau of Land Management and is open to off-highway vehicle use. The area is also the only home of the Sand Mountain Blue Butterfly.

Off highway vehicle rules
  • Camp only in designated areas.
  • 8 ft. whip flags are required on all vehicles riding in the dunes.
  • Do not burn wood containing nails, screws or other metal hardware.
  • Burning tires is prohibited.
  • Speed limit is 15 miles per hour (24 km/h) in camping areas.
  • Possession or use of any glass cup or bottle is not allowed.
  • Users must pay an area fee of $90 per year or $40 per week collected by the Bureau of Land Management.
  • Avoid riding in areas closed to motor vehicles.


  1. ^ "Blow Sand Mountains High Point, Nevada". Retrieved 2008-04-05. 
  2. ^ "Sand Mountain". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-11-22. 
  3. ^ "Sand Mountain Recreation Area, Nevada". Nevada Public Lands Information Website. Retrieved 2008-11-22. 

External links[edit]

The Legends of Sand mountain Nevada