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White Sands, Little Sahara Recreation Area, Utah, USA

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The Little Sahara Recreation Area encompasses one of the largest dune fields (124 square miles) in Utah and serves primarily as a playground for OHV (off highway vehicle) fans. Visit in the summer and you'll find the air buzzing with the sounds of hundreds of OHVs zipping around the dunes. Visit from late fall to early spring and you may find you have the place to yourself. For kids, it's like the biggest sandbox in the world.

There are several areas set aside within the recreation area for exploration by foot, safely fenced away from the OHV areas. The Jericho and White Sands (shown here) areas are accessible by road within the park. A much larger (9000 acres) OHV free area, named the Rockwell Outstanding Natural Area, is located at the west edge of the park and accessed by non-paved roads.

The dunes were formed when wind blown sand particles were captured by the low lying mountains of the area, including Sand mountain. The sand originated in a very old very large river delta formed by the Sevier river during the Pleistocene time (2 million to 10 thousand years ago). The Sevier carried its debris from the eroding slopes of glacier capped mountains in central Utah. Several forms of dunes may be observed including low parabolic, barchan, transverse barchan and climbing dunes.

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A: Jericho, Little Sahara Recreation Area, Utah, USA

di John Roberts, 7.1 km di distanza

The Little Sahara Recreation Area encompasses one of the largest dune fields (124 square miles) in Ut...

Jericho, Little Sahara Recreation Area, Utah, USA

B: Jericho Mountain, Little Sahara Recreation Area, Utah, USA

di John Roberts, 7.3 km di distanza

The Little Sahara Recreation area contains one of the largest (124 square miles) dune fields in Utah....

Jericho Mountain, Little Sahara Recreation Area, Utah, USA

C: Sand Mountain (Easter weekend 2011)

di Calvin Jones, 12.6 km di distanza

 Sand Mountain is located in the 'Little Sarah recreational area' in Juab County, Utah.  Sand Mountai...

Sand Mountain (Easter weekend 2011)

D: Sand Mountain, Little Sahara Recreation Area, Utah, USA

di John Roberts, 12.6 km di distanza

The Little Sahara Recreation Area encompasses one of the largest dune fields (124 square miles) in Ut...

Sand Mountain, Little Sahara Recreation Area, Utah, USA

E: Sand Mountain (Easter weekend 2011) Racing up the Face

di Calvin Jones, 13.0 km di distanza

Drag racing up the Face at Sand Mountain on Easter weekend 2011.  Sand Mountain is located in the 'Li...

Sand Mountain (Easter weekend 2011) Racing up the Face

F: Sand Mountain (Easter weekend 2012)

di Calvin Jones, 13.1 km di distanza

A view from one of the peaks that form Sand Mountain in the 'Little Sarah recreational area' in Juab ...

Sand Mountain (Easter weekend 2012)

G: Hike to Paul Bunyan's Wood Pile

di Calvin Jones, 17.7 km di distanza

Hike to Paul Bunyan's wood pile located in Juab County, Utah."Paul Bunyan's WoodpileA Geological curi...

Hike to Paul Bunyan's Wood Pile

H: Hike to Paul Bunyan's Wood Pile 2

di Calvin Jones, 17.7 km di distanza

 Hike to Paul Bunyan's wood pile located in Juab County, Utah.  Florian is setting up to take a 360."...

Hike to Paul Bunyan's Wood Pile 2

I: View towards South-West from trail to Paul Bunyan's Woodpile

di Florian Eggenberger, 17.7 km di distanza

John A. Roberts, Calvin Jones and I enjoyed a day hiking to Paul Bunyan's Woodpile, a geologic curios...

View towards South-West from trail to Paul Bunyan's Woodpile

J: Paul Bunyan's Woodpile, View of the Arch, Juab County, Utah

di Florian Eggenberger, 17.8 km di distanza

John A. Roberts, my friend and mentor sitting at the arch after having shot his own panorama.see John...

Paul Bunyan's Woodpile, View of the Arch, Juab County, Utah

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Utah

Questa è una vista generale di Utah

Utah is a state located in the westcentral region of the United States of America.  Utah is the 13th largest state by area, ranks 34th by population and 10th by population density of the 50 United States.  Utah was the 45th state to be admitted into the Union, on January 4, 1896. Utah is landlocked, being bordered by the states of Idaho to the north, Wyoming to the northeast, Nevada on the west, Colorado on the east and Arizona to the south.  Utah is very mountainous and is a popular outing destination of the outdoorsman.  The state population is about 2.82M with 95% being Caucasian, 2.4% Asian, 1.7% Native American and 1.3% Black. The state capital and largest city is Salt Lake City.

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