The Killpecker Sand Dunes are one of nature’s largest sandboxes. There are 40 miles between Rock Springs and Killpecker Sand Dunes, 140 miles southeast of Jackson.
The Killpecker Sand Dunes are located north of Rock Springs and east of Eden (it’s a small town). There is no doubt that these are the largest active dunes in North America. Among the white sand hills heaving with heat and cold, hikers can scale and descend them.
The White Mountain Petroglyphs and Boar’s Tusk are popular destinations for rock climbers and ethnographers. Wild horses should also be watched out for by photographers with telephoto lenses.
The Seedskadee Wildlife Refuge is especially popular with bird watchers. Along the miles of marshes along the Green River, visitors can see geese, sandhill cranes, and magnificent blue herons. From Rock Springs, drive Wyo. 191 north 36 miles to Eden to reach the dunes. As you continue east, you’ll come across at least 20 miles of gravel road.
A map, a compass, and plenty of emergency water should be brought. Before you begin exploring on your own, get in touch with the (BLM) Bureau of Land Management. This rough road becomes glue when it rains, so smart drivers stop trying to drive on it. Surfing and sledding are also available on a sandboard or sled while gliding down the dunes.
A truly unique activity involves trading snow for sand and riding down the slopes on a board. Guests can rent their boards or sleds from the Explore Rock Springs & Green River Visitor Center and enjoy endless fun on the dunes. Among the wilderness study areas (WSAs) in ACEC’s western region are Sand Dunes and Buffalo Hump.
Lands that could potentially become part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. You are welcome to explore, enjoy, and make positive memories of your outdoor experiences on America’s public lands and waters.
It is imperative to keep in mind that these are wide-open spaces and wildlands. Prepare for potential hazards by planning ahead. Responsibility for minimizing the chances of becoming lost or injured on public lands lies with everyone.