Sand Hollow, photo by DuneGuide.comAbout 15 miles east of St. George, UT, magic happens in Sand Hollow State Park.

A favorite of dune riders, this 20,000-acre park is one of Utah’s most frequently visited destinations. Boaters, bikers, equestrians, and side by side riders alike have enjoyed its ample recreation opportunities.

For UTVs, there’s a place that goes above and beyond your average dunes, and that’s the park’s Sand Mountain area, which is nearly twice the size of nearby Quail Creek Reservoir and offers up 15,000 acres of sculpted dunes that are ready to be enjoyed. The red sand, the space, and the view? Pure magic.

As a pretty new state park, a lot of the facilities are still being constructed, but in the meantime, if you go to visit you can camp there (there’s a 50-site campground plus an off-highway vehicle camping/day-use area with Sand Mountain access)  or you can choose another option outside the park.

Once you get there, it’s best to start exploring. From what we’ve read from other side by side riders who have visited the dunes, you usually need to go several miles into the dunes to find the best ones – and there’s usually a bigger and better one up ahead once you start riding through the area.

Learn more and plan your visit to Sand Hollow State Park on Utah’s State Parks site or you can check out for details on the park.