Fins & Things Canyon

Sand Flats Permit
BLM Recreation Area

Fee formation:
As of 2015 the fee to access the Sand Flats Recreation Area was $5 per vehicle for a day pass or $10 for a seven day pass. Enter by bicycle, motorcycle or via shuttle and the cost is $2 per day or $5 for 7 days. Sand Flats also charges a vehicle trailer fee of $2.

          Sand Flats sells an annual pass for $20. The pass admits the card-holder and passengers in a single, private vehicle for day use through the last day of the month and year indicated on the pass. When entry is by bicycle, motorcycle or shuttle van, this pass covers card-holder and accompanying family members. This pass does not cover camping. This pass is non-transferable and nonrefundable.

          The Sand Flats Recreation Area (SFRA) near Moab, Utah is a nationally significant public lands treasure at the heart of the Colorado Plateau. A high plain of slickrock domes, bowls and fins, it rises on the south to meet the colorful mesas and nearly 13,000 foot peaks of the La Sal Mountains. Cutting into the area on the east and west are the canyons of the Negro Bill and Mill Creek Wilderness Study Areas. To the north lies the deep gorge of the Colorado River and a hundred mile vista over Arches National Park.

          Sand Flats Recreation Area is home to the famous Slickrock Bike Trail enjoyed annually by over 100,000 visitors. The 9,000 acre SFRA is also popular for camping. The Sand Flats Recreation Area is managed through a unique partnership between Grand County and the Bureau of Land Management. In 1995 this area was developed through the collaborative efforts of Americorps, the BLM, Grand County and the Moab community.

          Sand Flats has 120 campsites, open year round and offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Camping is limited to these designated sites spread over 9 campgrounds. Lettered campgrounds A thru H and Juniper have picnic tables, metal fire rings and nearby vault toilets. Campers need to bring in all their drinking water, as water is not available on this high desert plateau.

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