Sand Flats Permit
BLM Recreation Area
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.