Dumont Sand Dunes - Calif.
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Includes 13 locations in the following area:
- United States: CA
North of Baker, CA on Highway 127
The Dumont Dunes Off-Highway Vehicle Area (8,150 acres) is an exciting and remote area for off-highway vehicle recreation. Bordered by steep volcanic hills and the slow running Amargosa River, the region is easily recognized from a distance by its distinctive sand dunes.
The historic Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad, to the east, was in operation between 1905 and 1940. The vegetation here consists of creosote scrub, some annual grasses, and wildflowers in the spring. The low elevation in the area makes for warm to extremely hot conditions in spring and summer.
The Kingston Range Wilderness borders the riding area to the north. This area is CLOSED to motor vehicles. Travel outside the riding area to the south and east is permitted only on designated routes and only with street-legal vehicles.
Elevation - 700 - 1200 ft.
Directions to Dumont:
Interstate 15 to Baker, CA then north on Highway 127 for 33 miles. A roughly 2 mile dirt/gravel road will take you across a small stream and past a Ranger Information/Pay station, and then up a plateau to the camping area.
The riding area is south of the Amargosa River and east of State Highway 127, about 31 miles north of Baker, California. There are two ways of getting to the dunes. The Little Dunes (some call it Little Dumont) staging and camping area is directly off Highway 127, conveniently located for immediate staging. One mile north of here, just off Highway 127, is Dumont Road, a dirt road which follows and crosses the river, leading to the main field of large dunes.
2/5/11 - Took out commas in Col C for new 2.6 POI Loader