top of page

Pilot Knob Is Really Close To Great Dune Riding!


Pilot Knob RV Resort offers fun ATV sand riding right out our backdoor. Ride from your campsite out to all sorts of great fun! We are also very close to some really great riding at The Imperial Sand Dunes Recreational Area.


The Imperial Sand Dunes, 16 miles west of Pilot Knob RV Resort, is one of the largest and most popular off-road vehicle recreation areas in the United States. The dunes stretch roughly north to south for 40 miles. The southern-most dunes are in Sonora, Mexico. In some places, they are five to six miles wide. And they attract more than a million annual visitors, most of whom bring their sand buggies and ATV’s to float on the surface of the dunes at high speed. Great fun!

The dune system consists of three areas. The northernmost area is known as Mammoth Wash. This open area allows OHV use and offers a more isolated experience.


South of Mammoth Wash is the North Algodones Dunes Wilderness. Established in 1994, this area is closed to all mechanized traffic, so access is by foot or on horseback only. Here you will find endless miles of quiet solitude.


The southernmost boundary of the Wilderness is State Highway 78; just south of this highway the largest and most heavily used dunes are found. With some restrictions, these primary dunes may be traveled south toward the Mexican border.

Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area

bottom of page