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Post by Sand_Shack » Wed Jan 30, 2002 1:22 pm

Where are some places to ride in the Las Vegas area. Within an hours drive?

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Post by V8rail » Wed Jan 30, 2002 1:34 pm

Las Vegas Dunes (close to Nellis AFB), was never there ...
Amargosa, nice steep dunes
or Dumont Dunes (I know people who drive in 70 minutes from north LV ... is that right Mike? )

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Post by Sand_Shack » Wed Jan 30, 2002 1:37 pm

I have heard of Armogosa where is it?

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Post by V8rail » Wed Jan 30, 2002 1:58 pm

It is at hwy 95 north. (aka 395 north)

shortly after the junction with the road to death valley junction, you will see the dunes from the road and take the first road back in towards them. There really isnt any camping area per say, watch out for soft sand, but they are fun ...

http://www.off-road.com/atv/rides/armagosa/

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Post by OBSESSED » Mon Feb 11, 2002 11:00 pm

Big Dune-Amargosa
Very fun place!
Off highway 95 south of highway,in valley, 6-10 miles north of highway 373 Juct.
95 miles North/west of Dumont.
Virgin sand everywhere,
Booming Sand yes the rare booming sand thing happenes here, very errie. We were sitting atop a nice sized dune when it groaned and vibrated...Then it did it again...
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Post by Desert_Rat » Fri Feb 15, 2002 4:27 pm

A little blip on the dunes around Nevada. Have fun!!!

Big Dune; 5 Miles South of Amargosa on State 373 at US 95 junction. Can't miss it.

Crescent Dunes; 5 Miles West of Tonopah on US 95 then North on Gabbs Pole Line Road for about 10 Mile, they are a couple miles off to the East on a dirt road. Pay attention or you'll miss them. Small area but two good sized steep dunes with one descent bowl. Nice quiet spot.

Sand Mountain; 35 Miles East of Fallon on US 50. Busy on holidays. Looks a lot like Big Dune. Can't miss it.

Winnemucca Dunes; 10 Miles North of Winnemucca on US 95. They cross the highway but go to the West. They go up over the foothill and several miles out through the next valley. You can access the back side of them if you go 5 miles farther north on 95 and up over Sand Pass road 5 to 10 miles. Dry sandy lake bed out there you can open your performance machines up on.

You can camp (primitive no water, toilets or trash pickup) at all of them. The BLM has left these alone except for Sand Mountain It has out-houses and trash pickup on big holiday weekends)? They are looking at charging a use fee there in the future.


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Post by SANDUNERS » Sun Jun 02, 2002 3:34 am

Here is a nice picture from the web.


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Post by EBCMIKE » Mon Jun 03, 2002 11:39 am

If you are in Las Vegas, your two major choices are Dumont (approx 109 miles) and Amargosa (approx 98 miles). Dont bother with Nellis Dunes unless you just need a fast fix. Dunes are VERY SMALL!!!! and a very small area.

If you want to hook up for a ride drop me an email, I live in LV


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Post by OBSESSED » Mon Jun 03, 2002 3:57 pm

Mike:
Question Amargosa Dunes...
Why don't more people go there?
I love this sand pile...
Coming home from Sand Mountain, we met up with 5 Air Force guys (from LV/Nellis) that had driven to the Big Dune or Amargosa Dunes just to ride for 2 hours...
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Post by EBCMIKE » Fri Jun 07, 2002 1:44 pm

I think the main reason is that nobody knows about them. Also it is a pretty desolate area, so there isnt really a major draw to drive out there. Lots of LV and Pahrump people come there, as for norther folks, they have Crescent, Silverpeak and one other one scattered accross the state (all along the 395!!! :) )

It may sound selfish, but I hope to keep it this way!!! more sand for me and less problems with the "idiot crowd"

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Post by RJFontaine » Sat Jul 20, 2002 11:58 pm

Good picture Jim. Are you sure thats not Sand Mountain by Reno?


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Post by SANDUNERS » Mon Jul 22, 2002 3:15 am

Yes, that picture is Sand Mountain. One BIG mountain of sand

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Post by RJFontaine » Mon Jul 22, 2002 6:03 pm

Anyone have a picrure of the Armagosa Dunes. I went to the site above and it just shows a couple of dunes. Is that all there is?

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Post by V8rail » Mon Jul 22, 2002 9:10 pm

The area is not Glamis in size, maybe half of Dumont. The longest hill goes up an about 300 feet high dune, much higher then Olds or China Wall (and much steeper). Most Dunes are Razors(like Dumont), not flat tops( you find at Glamis).
Generally like Dumont an area for drivers with good handling toys, not multicolor showoffs

I have currently one picture online, soon there will be more ....

http://www.ca4fun.com/dunes/index.php?nr=11039

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Post by Sandemon » Mon Jul 22, 2002 10:03 pm

That is a great page Thomas I could spend hours there just checking out dunes


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Post by RJFontaine » Tue Jul 23, 2002 12:17 am

Thanks for the pic.

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Post by Greg Hall » Tue Jul 23, 2002 6:22 am

I will see if I can find and scan the pics of Armagosa dunes from our trip in the mid 60's. From what I remember, nice big dunes, smooth transitions at the bottom. And they must have been fun...after taking the Jeep out for a little ride, dad went looking for something in the toolbox and noticed it was now up-side down! Hmmm...didn't think I hit anything THAT hard!!

We came across a film crew from England that had stuck all of their vehicles...helped get them in/out of the dunes to film but later found that the movie never made it to release!

Now, where are those pics....

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Post by Desert_Rat » Fri Jul 26, 2002 3:13 pm

Sand Mountain,east of Fallon, and Big Dunes, south of Amargosa Junction are real similar in size and shape. Amargosa is a little bigger and has much softer sand. Tire tracks seem to fill in real fast there. Sand Mountain can get rough on busy weekends. I go to Sand Mountain a lot more because I live in Northern Nevada, but I like Big Dune better. I realy like Crescent Dunes north of Tonopah. They are small, quiet, steep, and only have one good sized bowl, but you usually have then to yourself. I run quads and a sand rails. The picture above is Sand Mountain. It is surrounded by short sage brush. The link provided in the other response is Big Dune. It is surrounded by greasewood. About 6' to 8' feet tall in 10' wide green clumps. Fun to race around through until you hit one.

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Post by RJFontaine » Tue Jul 30, 2002 9:02 pm

Do you mean that Armagosa is bigger in area or bigger dunes?

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Post by Desert_Rat » Wed Jul 31, 2002 4:25 pm

I think Big Dune is slightly bigger in area, but not enough to make any real difference. They are real similar in area and height. The main hill at Sand Mountain, that the sand draggers run up, is longer than any at Big Dunes. It starts on a little rise in the flats at the edge of the main parking lot, dips into a small depression and goes up a hill that starts out with a fairly gentle slope. It gets reasonably steep at the top. It makes for a better drag hill than anything at Big Dunes. It is packed with draggers and spectators all day on the major holidays. There are no hills with gentle run ups at Big Dunes, especially near the parking area. For the most part they run up at a steeper angle all the way. I do more cruising than draggind and like the smoother sand at Big Dune. Just my opinions. Also, I think God didn't make any bad dunes. Hope this answers your question.

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Post by RJFontaine » Wed Jul 31, 2002 8:51 pm

Thanks.

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Post by OBSESSED » Wed Jul 31, 2002 9:13 pm

RJ...
I agree Big Dune's over all dunes are much funner to dune then Sand Mountain...
Total area about the same as Dumont.
Just remember there will be NO crowds! No one maybe even to help you there?
So bring what you need and extra stuff...
Have fun!
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Post by Desert_Rat » Thu Aug 01, 2002 2:15 pm

Hey Obsessed,

That a lot of happy faces. What you doing to get that happy. I could use some, whatever it is.


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Post by RJFontaine » Fri Aug 02, 2002 10:23 am

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