If you’re looking for a unique outdoor adventure, the St. Anthony Sand Dunes in Idaho should be on your list. With over 10,000 acres of white quartz sand, the St. Anthony Sand Dunes are the perfect playground for outdoor enthusiasts, photographers, families, and more. 

Rocky Mountain Elk Ranch in Newdale, Idaho, is about a 45-minute drive from the St. Anthony Sand Dunes, making for a convenient day trip. Our ranch is a hit with those looking for outdoor adventures in Idaho. However, before you embark on a memorable trip to the St. Anthony Sand Dunes, there are a few things you should know. We have you covered. Read on for our guide on the St. Anthony Sand Dunes. 

About the St. Anthony Sand Dunes

Located in Eastern Idaho, the St. Anthony Sand Dunes is the most extensive sand dune system in Idaho. The dunes have a fascinating history, formed by the windblown sands of ancient Lake Bonneville, which existed during the last Ice Age. 

It is important to keep in mind that areas of the St. Anthony Sand Dunes close seasonally. For instance, the Big Dunes, located west of Egin Lakes Campground, are closed from January 1 through March 31. For more information on St. Anthony Sand Dunes’ seasonal closures, please visit the Bureau of Land Management website

Recreation at the St. Anthony Sand Dunes

Today, the St. Anthony Sand Dunes are a popular spot for sightseeing and outdoor recreation. One of the best ways to explore the St. Anthony Sand Dunes is by renting a sandboard. If you’re new to sandboarding, it’s similar to snowboarding. However, sandboards are made of a harder material designed to slide down sand instead of snow. If you can’t find your balance standing on the sandboard, you can try to ride the dunes sitting down on the board. 

Another popular recreational activity at the St. Anthony Sand Dunes is riding off-road vehicles (ORVs). ORVs like dune buggies are available to rent from several companies near the dunes. Exploring the dunes by ORV is much easier than by sandboarding because you don’t need to put in the effort of walking up dunes; driving takes much less physical effort. To know where to ride, please see the map and brochure from the Bureau of Land Management. Remember, safety is critical. Always wear a helmet, seatbelt, and goggles when exploring the dunes via ORV.

Unforgettable Guided Elk Hunts in Idaho

Exploring the St. Anthony Sand Dunes is an awe-inspiring experience that you wouldn’t expect in Idaho. For more exciting outdoor adventures in Idaho, stay with Rocky Mountain Elk Ranch. We offer success-guaranteed elk and buffalo hunts at our ranch. Our expert guides will help customize your hunt based on your skill and physical abilities. For more information, please visit our about us page or call 208-351-7301.