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Cool site

Located ~25 miles south-east of Fallon, Sand Mountain is a mountain of beautiful light colored... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2017
HTownReviewer
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Houston, Texas
Great from a distance

Beautiful dunes that are gorgeous to view and photograph from a distance early in the morning... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
Coast2CoastSolo
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California
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Sand mountain is one of only three "booming" dunes.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good21%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
19 Oct 2017
“Cool site”
7 Aug 2017
“Great from a distance”

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

Located ~25 miles south-east of Fallon, Sand Mountain is a mountain of beautiful light colored sand. This pristine sand isn’t part of any shoreline, but found at the base of the Sand Springs Mountains. Looking a bit out of place here it almost seems man-made...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

Beautiful dunes that are gorgeous to view and photograph from a distance early in the morning. Closer inspection revealed a large camping area for ATVers. Not my thing but if you like ATVs, this looks like a fun area to explore. Definitely worth a stop...More

Thank Coast2CoastSolo
Reviewed 20 June 2016

What a Dump! Literally--horrible pits of garbage, noisy dune-buggies. Made the mistake of driving down the road to this place because "Road Trip USA" calls it the "singing sand dune." Which only sings when the wind is blowing and the buggies aren't running. The WORST...More

Thank a c
Reviewed 22 December 2015

I stumbled upon this wonderful place on accident with a friend. We decided to drive over and climb to the top. It's a much harder climb than it looks! But when you get to the top it's so beautiful. I took a lot of amazing...More

1  Thank Lily M
Reviewed 2 November 2015

We were in Fallon, Nevada, and went there to see Sand Mountain, it was Halloween, and there was a "city" of campers there. It was like "Mad Max" with all terrain, bikes going up the mountain and back. People were very nice, even had the...More

1  Thank Diablu1
Reviewed 23 October 2015

I was so excited to see what appeared to be Sahara-like sand dunes rising from the desert off Highway 50. I drove the mile or so on a paved road heading towards the dunes (WARNING: there are deep dips in the road - GO SLOW...More

Thank backpacker31
Reviewed 29 July 2015

We had read about Sand Mountain and as were heading to Fallon on Highway 50 and decided to take a look. A family with a couple of sand buggies were finishing off and so we had the mountain to ourselves. My wife and so decided...More

1  Thank George B
Reviewed 8 December 2014 via mobile

I have friends that go out here all the time. Last month was the first time for me on my Raptor 700. This place was and is so fun and exciting. Be careful when and if you get stuck in the sand because you could...More

2  Thank afroginlove
Reviewed 8 November 2014

If this was off limits to ATVs it would be a fantastic place. Tire tracks all over the dunes. We were lucky there were very few people there. I would imagine on a crowded weekend it would be a mess. There was quite a bit...More

1  Thank deepchi
Reviewed 8 July 2014

This is a giant pile of sand that is loads of fun. On weekends, you'll find lots of ATV's crawling the mountain. There are restrooms and lots of parking, but if you don't have 4WD, be careful, as it's easy to get stuck in the...More

4  Thank Steven W
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