We had hoped to get to the sand dunes on Wednesday, but that day went off in a different direction. Instead, we started our last Moab day of the season off right -- with some play time in the sand.
They were very easy to find, too, which was nice. We aired down at the big area next to the highway and then headed down Ruby Ranch Road. It was smooth and easy, and we didn't see anyone else.
At the trailhead, we found the kiosk and headed out. They weren't very big sand dunes, so we didn't see them until we got through the White Wash. Then we started playing around.
Everyone broke up and did their own thing. Monica slid sideways for awhile and Mike went up and down a bunch of hills, but it was Michael and Jeffrey who really got the most out of it.
Michael went around and around in the same big circle quite a few times, each time catching more and more air under his tires as he flew up and over the sand dune. He got some great hang time, and everyone was laughing.
Jeffrey hit the same path at about the same speed, but his bumper caught a bunch of sand just before the top. That threw it all into his Jeep and all over the place. Naturally, no one got a picture of it. Luckily, we all saw it so we were all laughing and we had barely started our day.
We drove around the slickrock a bit and played for a little while on the dunes, but then we were off. We cruised down the wide wash, having a blast and going fast. At the end just before the fence, there were little dunes to jump over, too.
When we started following the fence we lost the sand and headed off into dirt and slickrock patches. We stopped at a gate and everyone took out windows and doors. It had started as a chilly morning, but it was warming up nicely in the sun.
We cruised around and accidentally ended up going in the Midway Exit for Tenmile Wash. Whoops! We headed back out, but it's a fun track so we didn't mind doing it again.
We were soon back on track and at our intersection with Crystal Geyser. We had that planned for the rest of the day, and we were making excellent time.
The sand dunes are definitely fun and different. You can get a trailer or RV to the trailhead, so it would be a fantastic place to set up camp if you were planning on ATVing or dirtbiking around the area. It's definitely fun!