A plentiful sand source and strong prevailing winds have combined to create Little
Sahara, one of the largest dunes fields in Utah. Most of the sand at Little Sahara is the
result of deposits left by the Sevier River, which once flowed into ancient Lake
Bonneville some 15,000 years ago.
Little Sahara contains 60,000 acres of giant free-moving sand dunes, juniper-covered
hills, and sagebrush flats and comprises some of the most heavily used public land in the
State of Utah. The terrain is ideally suited for ORV use, as well as for motorcycles, dune
buggies, and all-terrain vehicles. Part of the area is managed for ORVs, while the
remaining land is preserved for nature study, picnicking, camping, and sand play.
In addition to the visitor center near the entrance, Little Sahara contains four
developed camping facilities.
Location: Little Sahara is approximately 115 miles from Salt Lake City, Utah, via
Nephi. The entrance road to Little Sahara is 4 miles west of Jericho Junction.
Contact: Bureau of Land Management Fillmore Field Office
35 East 500 North, Fillmore, Utah 84631
Phone number: (435) 743-6811