Has anyone been to St Anthony sand dunes

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bigtaz
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Does anyone know what the rules are on driving racers or fullsize off road vehicles down there are.

We are thinking about going down on labor day weekend anyone else interested you are more then welcome to join us.

bigtaz

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Re: Has anyone been to St Anthony sand dunes

bigtaz wrote:
Does anyone know what the rules are on driving racers or fullsize off road vehicles down there are.

We are thinking about going down on labor day weekend anyone else interested you are more then welcome to join us.

It's been a couple of years.... but I know it can't be a street rig. I just pulled my plate off and no one questioned me. You also have to buy a ORV sticker...I think it was like 20$ or 30$. You need a red/orange flag+pole on the front of the rig so people on the other side of a dune can see you cresting the top before you get there.

I would love to come down but I punched a hole in my oil pan and there is no way I will have the time to fab a high clearance one up before sept Sad It's a ton of fun down there....try not to break anything. I think every race rig broke when we went down there Shock

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bigtaz
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Thanks for the info.

I will bring lots of parts so if a break i will just fix it.

bigtaz

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Has anyone been to St Anthony sand dunes

Hey Tyler,
The dunes are a blast. The rangers there the last time contradicted themselves; one said just pull your plates and buy an Idaho ORV sticker, the other said it had to "look" like a dedicated offroad vehicle. My old brown and tan bronco was booted off, but Rob's Hybrid was ok. Several sportsman racers were ok, even though they were street legal in MT, apparently because they were loud.
5 point harnesses, a cage, and open headers go a long way in making your rig appear to be "dedicated".
I doubt they would let your trail rig stay on the dunes, but I assume your racer is ok.

Who all is going?

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Has anyone been to St Anthony sand dunes

Grt a MT ORV tag they are perm tag. I was down there over the 4th and there was lots of jeeps out there. There is also a Atv trail on the North end by Sand Hills Camp ground at the day use area. There is also ruff camping there. The South end has bigger dunes and requires more HP to get a round. Watch for rocks at the bottom of the hills. Have fun. If you need a flag the Pit Stop at the BLM camp ground sales them. You can also get one at Sand Hills. Check out duneratt.com for more info.

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bigtaz
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Has anyone been to St Anthony sand dunes

Thanks for the info

you should come down Blair. you were planning on going to Cascade any ways right. My dad and chris brown and Leonard are going down. Let us know will tell you were we are camping or you can tell us were we should camp since you have been down there before.

Tyler

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FUN4X4
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Has anyone been to St Anthony sand dunes

Where do you buy the ORV sticker?
Has anyone camped at the Sand Hills Resort or do you just Dry camp somewhere?

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Has anyone been to St Anthony sand dunes

There is a big camping/parking area on the south side near thunder hill. They were selling the stickers & stuff over there out of a large trailer.

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blair
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Has anyone been to St Anthony sand dunes

I'd really like to go. I always have a blast. I don't think it's happening this time, though. Thanks for the invite!

FUN4X4
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Does anyone know if they have any sound restrictions. Do I need mufflers?

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Has anyone been to St Anthony sand dunes

Not that I know of...I don't know what MJ, sheppy and the jim bradly are running for exhaust but I bet it isn't much. I don't think you will have a problem...

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Has anyone been to St Anthony sand dunes

FUN4X4 wrote:
Where do you buy the ORV sticker?
Has anyone camped at the Sand Hills Resort or do you just Dry camp somewhere?

You can get a sticker at the Mt. State DMV Sand Hills is the Nicest Camp ground,( only one with Grass and Trees) But fartest from big dunes. You shouls call first to see if they are full. BLM camp/ day use area at the lake is closest to big dunes. I have been too all three. Last time I stayed In St.A Had too have AC.
K G

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blair
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Has anyone been to St Anthony sand dunes

We never ran mufflers on our racers when we went down there. Nobody complained. We were considerate enough to start them after 8am and shut down around dark, though.
Most of the time we didn't have many running by dark anyway... Wink

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Has anyone been to St Anthony sand dunes

Looked at a bunch of Don/Tyler's pics in the Frounter gallery! I so want to go back to the dunes!

So race guys, how do paddles take to jumping? When I finaly put together a 2wd racer I plan to use it in the sand dunes a bunch, and I plan on having a rig I can realy air out. Will I be tearing up paddles by jumping them?

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bigtaz
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The tires them self seem to hold up just fine. But If you get 22.50 wide paddles which is pretty common it puts a lot of stress on the rim. Chris lost a wheel all together and my dad almost had one break off. I plan on platting the wheel to strength it up. I know people with lots of horse power use aloy wheels and they seem to hold up better then the steel wheels.

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Has anyone been to St Anthony sand dunes

I will be using 8 lug wheels when I put mine together (already have the axles & front spindles). So the wheel should be a little stronger/better supported than a typical 5 lug wheel...

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