- February 27, 2013
- By admin
- In ATV rentals, Glamis Dunes, Imperial Sand Dunes
I was very intrigued by the image of the Grand Canyon from Space that I did is search for NASA. They have some of the most interesting photos captured from space. Of course since our business is off-road based I looked to see if NASA had any images of the Imperial Sand Dunes.
The Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area in itself has some of the most amazing images. It makes it even more interesting when you consider it’s just a big pile of sand. Sometimes as I am driving to my house off in the distance I can see how massive the dunes really are. Some dunes have been recorded as being higher than 300 feet. Some dunes are so ventricle that they create a challenge for duners who wish to concur the toughest dunes. The Imperial Sand Dunes are located Southeastern California, east of Brawley, California and west of Yuma, ArizonaThe Imperial Sand Dunes are the largest sand dunes open to off-high-way vehicle use in the United States (there are over 150,000 acres). The dunes begin ten miles southeast of Niland and stretch all the way into Mexico, over 40 miles away. Recently the landmass was cut off by the United States Border fence. Making it a problem for the duners that usually camp at Grey’s Well Dunes. The dunes vary in width from about a quarter mile at the top end of the Mammoth Wash area, to about five miles in width below Highway 78. The Algodones Sand Dune system covers 1000 square miles, making it one of the largest dune complexes in North America.
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