The Olancha Sand Dunes OHV Open Riding Area is located two miles east of Olancha, Inyo County. It is less than 1,000 acres and is a day use only OHV area. The Olancha Sand Dunes OHV Open Riding Area is managed by BLM California, the Ridgecrest Field Office.
Olancha is a good area to learn how to ride the sand without the dangers of heavy rider traffic and crowds from some of the more popular sand dune areas such as Dumont Dunes or Glamis. There is only one main dune, which is very small. The surrounding mountains have some desert trails and fire roads but the OHV area is mostly flat. The main entrance is smooth but has a couple deep sand washes, so a 4X4 vehicle is recommended if you want to drive all the way in to the main dune.
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