St Anthony Sand Dunes Idaho Information


The St. Anthony Sand Dunes are comprised of over 10,000 acres of quartz sand in the Snake River Plain. The dunes can range from 10ft tall to up to 400 ft tall. They are a popular destination in the summer for sand dune motor sports enthusiasts and are a critical winter range for elk, deer, and grouse. The big dunes are on the west side and include more technical steep riding opportunities including Choke Cherry, Devil's Dunes, and Dead Horse Bowl. The smaller dunes are located on the east side of the dunes and can be accessed most easily from the Red Road Area Access. Egin Lakes area is a good central location for accessing both the smaller dunes and the big dunes and is the closest access point to Thunder Mountain a.k.a. Crapo's Hill. Sand Hills resort is located at the east side of the sand dunes which are accessible year round (there can be considerable snow in the winter though). The Big dunes are closed in the winter west of Thunder mountain and Egin Lakes for winter habitat,


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Lodging and Camping

Sand Hills Resort (Located on East side of Dunes accessed by Salem Rd)

Idaho Dunes RV Park (Located on South East side of the dunes off of 500

Free tent camping located at Red Road Area Access on east side of sand dunes (BLM)

Rules and Regulations

Any vehicle on the dunes MUST have a flag that is at least 8ft off of the ground with a 6x12" orange or red flag. A spark arrestor is also required. Fires and camping are restricted to designated sites and fire pits (except for limited fires on near the red road). No pallets or wood with nails or metal in it.

St Anthony Sand Dunes Helpful Links and Events

BLM Information

UTV Invasion

Seasonal Closures

BLM Maps



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Aerial view looking east from the big dunes.St Anthony Sand Dunes Aerial

Devils DuneSt Anthony Devils Dune

Choke Cherry HillChoke Cherry St Anthony

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Dune Accessories and Essentials


Flag mounts

Paddle Tires

Fuel Jugs

Tire Pressure Gauges

Tire Inflators / Air Pumps