Want to speed around on a dune buggy? Interested in doing a photoshoot that looks like like you're on the set of Stars Wars .....or Lawrence of Arabia?
Little Sahara is the place! Like the name implies, it's a much smaller version or the real deal (Little Sahara covers approximately 12 miles x 10 miles, or 60,000 acres) .
I love this area because it makes you feel like you're transported to a completely different world, but it's within an hour on the Salt Lake Valley.
Directions : 18 miles west of Eureka on Hwy 6
Dogs: Yes, but the BLM says they need to be on Leash and Under Control. The day we were there taking photos, we were literally the only people on the entire property because it was Extremely windy and drizzling on and off, so we did let Fluff have a little run through the sand.
YES! This is a an extremely fun place for kids of all ages.
On windy day the sand can blow and be irritating. I found that giving my son my sunglasses eliminated the complaining completely. Bring things to sled on, or bring sand toys. The ways to enjoy this area are endless.
Also, a change of clothes/shoes might be a good idea because sand gets in ALL places.
ATV/UTVs and Camping : I have never camped or used any off road vehicles at Little Sahara, but here is a link to the website for more information. From what I could tell, there are a lot of campsites, and they appear to be first come/first serve. Please verify that before making plans.
There is a use fee of $18.00 per day. Annual permits may be purchased for $120. Payment is made at the Visitor Center. If the booth is closed, there is a self-service station in the Visitor Center parking lot. They accepted our National Park Pass when the station was open, but I am not sure if this area is actually covered under the NP passes.