Sand Bowl OHV Area

Location: South of Ehrenberg on the western border of Arizona.

Difficulty: Difficult.

Description: A fun little playground for ATVs, dirt bikes, SUVs and Jeeps. Go anywhere inside the boundary. Don’t be fooled by what, at first glance, looks easy. Some of these slopes are very steep. If you slide into soft sand you can quickly get sideways on the hill, lose control and roll over. Air down as much as possible to improve traction. SUVs okay on easier slopes.
You can go anywhere inside the borders of the park. You’ll quickly discover that even the most capable vehicles will want to stick to existing trails which are firm enough to support a vehicle. Ascending steep virgin slopes is nearly impossible. Use caution when approaching the top of a hill. Make sure no one is coming up the other side. Pack out your trash and leave the area the way you found it.

Time & Distance: No set distance. Play as long as you want.

Trail Conditions: Bureau of Land Management, Yuma Field Office. Call (928) 317-3200.


Ehrenberg, AZ WEATHER


Remember: trail conditions, fire restrictions, weather, and land ownership change constantly so everyone must take responsibility for themselves, both for their safety and complying with all laws. Please understand that means YOU.


Directions to the Trail: Take I-10 to Ehrenberg, located on the western border of Arizona. Get off at Exit 1. Take the Frontage Road on the south side of the freeway west 0.4 miles. Go past the large truck stop and turn left on a wide dirt road. Head south 1 mile and turn left at the sign for the Ehrenberg Sand Bowl OHV Area.


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Get yourself and your rig ready for the trip: Make sure both you and your vehicle are prepared for your next adventure.

Before you venture out on your offroading trip you need to make sure you are prepared for emergencies. Even if nothing happens to you or your vehicle, you might come across someone who needs help. Short of having your full-on bug-out-bag with you, you should at least have some basic emergency items. It might seem obvious to some, but you should get yourself a tool box with appropriate tools and leather gloves, good first aid kit, fire extinguisher, set of jumper cables, emergency blankets (stored in heavy plastic bag – both are useful), flashlight, tow strap and some extra water. I would also suggest a recovery strap, a military folding shovel, heavy duty garbage bags, and a hand crank self powered weather radio. These items are not expensive, but they just might save your day.

Another thing you should definitely do before you leave is to save the number to Arizona 4×4 Off Road Recovery in case you find yourself in need of recovery in the middle of nowhere. Their number is (602) 697-8306.


If you’re ready for a next adventure and want to plan it right, check out some of these trail guides – Arizona has so many awesome destinations to explore!




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