Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area is most commonly known as Glamis. Thousands of ATVs, dirt bikes, dune buggies, sidebysides, sand rails and many other off-road vehicles make their way to Imperial Sand Dunes aka Glamis each year. This extremely popular off-road destination is located in Southern California. Hundreds of thousands of visitors arrive on various holiday weekends. Dune visitors often grouping in popular areas during specific times of the day, such as Oldsmobile Hill in the afternoon and Gecko Road later in the afternoon during holidays sand drag racing is usually witnessed. The BLM estimates that over 1.4 million visitors come to these sand dunes each year for day-use riding or to camp over weekends and ride in the dunes. All the California laws are applicable ton the Recreation Area. This includes any standards, registration, operation and inspection of OHVs.
Off-highway vehicles owned by California residents must be registered with the California Department of Motor Vehicles and display a valid “Green Sticker” registration certificate. All riders must have a DOT safety helmet. Another law set in place to approve visibility is that all off-road vehicles must be equipped with a whip mast which should be at least 8 feet above the ground and have a red or orange flag.
Glamis is also a popular party spot among the younger generations, many of whom have no problem driving under the influence of alcohol. Unfortunately this not only poses a threat to harm or injure someone but often times results in death. Laws prohibit the use of off road vehicles and driving.