Sand Flats Recreation Area


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The Sand Flats Recreation Area (SFRA) near Moab, Utah is a nationally significant public lands treasure at the heart of the Colorado Plateau. A high plain of slickrock domes, bowls and fins, it rises in the east to meet the colorful mesas and nearly 13,000 foot peaks of the La Sal Mountains. Bordering the area on the north and south are the canyons of Grandstaff and Mill Creek Canyon Wilderness Study Areas. Further north lies the deep gorge of the Colorado River and Arches National Park.

  Activities include Sand Flats’ famous Slickrock and Porcupine Rim bike trails   and almost 30 miles of 4x4 trails including Fins and Things and Hells Revenge trails   are  world-renowned for their combination of challenge and awesome scenery. Sand   Flats  is also popular for camping. Over 250,000 visitors enjoy this 9,000 acre recreation   area annually.

 Camping  Sand Flats has 140 individual campsites offered on a first-come, first-serve basis and 6 reservable group campsites available through In the spring and fall campgrounds are typically full Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights and 75% to full other nights. Approximately 20% of the campsites turn over each morning. Your best chance of getting a campsite is to arrive before noon. 

For detailed information please go to the  Camping section   You can also check out our Facebook link below for current updates.

Management & Mission The Sand Flats Recreation Area is managed through a unique partnership between Grand County and the Bureau of Land Management. In 1995 this area was developed through the collaborative efforts of Americorps, the Bureau of Land Management, Grand County and the Moab community.

Sand Flats’ mission is to protect the natural features of the area from adverse recreational impacts while providing access to sustainable and enjoyable recreational opportunities.

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Contact Us

  1. Andrea Brand


    Joe Englbrecht

    Facility Coordinator

    Jason Turner

    Operations Coordinator

    Mailing Address

    125 E. Center St.
    Moab, UT 84532

    Phone: 435-259-2444
    Fax:     435-259-2959

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