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Sand mountain is one of only three "booming" dunes.

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Majestic, beautiful views at the top, but not well kept

I stumbled upon this wonderful place on accident with a friend. We decided to drive over and climb to the top. It's a much harder climb than it looks! But when you get to the top... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2015
Lily M
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Brooklyn, New York
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

What a Dump! Literally--horrible pits of garbage, noisy dune-buggies. Made the mistake of driving down the road to this place because "Road Trip USA" calls it the "singing sand dune." Which only sings when the wind is blowing and the buggies aren't running. The WORST thing about it was the road leading to it--beautifully paved, but with speed trenches that... More 

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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2015

I stumbled upon this wonderful place on accident with a friend. We decided to drive over and climb to the top. It's a much harder climb than it looks! But when you get to the top it's so beautiful. I took a lot of amazing photos there. My one complaint is unfortunately there is a lot of litter. Also I... More 

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1 Thank Lily M
USA
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72 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2015

We were in Fallon, Nevada, and went there to see Sand Mountain, it was Halloween, and there was a "city" of campers there. It was like "Mad Max" with all terrain, bikes going up the mountain and back. People were very nice, even had the chance to ride in a buggy! At night, there were lights everywhere in the mountain.... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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519 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 501 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2015

I was so excited to see what appeared to be Sahara-like sand dunes rising from the desert off Highway 50. I drove the mile or so on a paved road heading towards the dunes (WARNING: there are deep dips in the road - GO SLOW or you will lose the front of your vehicle). The dunes looked so majestic from... More 

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Dorking
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146 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

We had read about Sand Mountain and as were heading to Fallon on Highway 50 and decided to take a look. A family with a couple of sand buggies were finishing off and so we had the mountain to ourselves. My wife and so decided to hike to the top and all credit to them made it as it's hard... More 

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1 Thank George B
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28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 7 December 2014 via mobile

I have friends that go out here all the time. Last month was the first time for me on my Raptor 700. This place was and is so fun and exciting. Be careful when and if you get stuck in the sand because you could rooster yourself and get sand everywhere and in places you might find later. I didn't... More 

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2 Thank afroginlove
California
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237 reviews
47 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 7 November 2014

If this was off limits to ATVs it would be a fantastic place. Tire tracks all over the dunes. We were lucky there were very few people there. I would imagine on a crowded weekend it would be a mess. There was quite a bit of debris littering the area and on the dunes. Certainly not pristine. The dunes are... More 

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Sacramento, California
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546 reviews
271 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2014

This is a giant pile of sand that is loads of fun. On weekends, you'll find lots of ATV's crawling the mountain. There are restrooms and lots of parking, but if you don't have 4WD, be careful, as it's easy to get stuck in the deeper sand. There is no fee on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and those days are usually... More 

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Valrico, Florida
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309 reviews
194 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2014

Drove out the 23 miles from Fallon on Hwy 50 and took a walk about the place. Definitely a huge pile of sand. I would describe it as an ATV driver's dream. Place is located in a remote area so there is no water though it has several restroom facilities. Camping is allowed and a 7-day pass is $40. As... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2013

I spent the last week camping at Sand Mountain and had a blast on side by sides. There were many families. In addition to the mountain there is aa great place for kids to ride their dirt bikes or quads, I saw kids as young as 5 riding on a safe but fun track. Bathrooms are "nice outhouses". You need... More 

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