View Full Version : North Sand Hills

06-01-2009, 09:28 AM
(I would have put this in trip reports but I didn't take a single picture :o )

Mountain Drew and I decided to spend the weekend at our cabin in Red Feather. In the past we had discussed taking a run over Cameron Pass to the BLM North Sand Hills rec area (http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/kfo/recreation_opportunities/ohv/north_sand_hills.html) near Walden but never had the time. Saturday we made the time and headed out.

For those of you that have never been it is really geared more toward ATVs or Dune Buggies. There are lots of narrow trails winding all through the trees with the large bowls shown in the pics on the BLM site. I went once last winter and had the place all to myself. With moisture and little traffic, the sand can be pretty firm but this time of year it is very loose and can be a challenge to climb hills.
Some of the trails are suitable for full size rigs but most are too narrow and/or steep. After spending a while on the trails (dodging maniacs riding Quads) we were able to make our way to the big bowl area and get in a couple high speed (? 45-50 mph) passes. :D
I was try to explain the area to someone and found this video showing a sandrail in one of the two "high-speed" areas.
V-8 Buggy at North Sand Hills (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoMUg2p1ynQ&feature=related)

06-01-2009, 09:59 AM
A bunch of us went up there to see the concept FJ Cruiser. This is my favorite shot. A $600,000 one off prototype pulling me and TJ out of the snow. :hill:
-21 that day but it warmed up to -14.


06-01-2009, 10:23 AM
Nice :thumb:

I remember seeing the pics of the piggie rolled but I didn't realize where you guys were headed.

06-01-2009, 02:02 PM
My moment of glory...

I would love to join folks at Red Feather any time!

06-01-2009, 08:08 PM
LOL, that is me climbing out of the sand car at the end of the video. Walden is lots of fun on ATVs and vehicles with horsepower. I air down to about 10psi and float around.