When: November 13th -15th
Where: Gordon’s Well Sand Dunes, CA
This was my first trip the dunes. I have ridden locally in Arizona and also up at the Cinders in Northern AZ (Meteor Crater Area), however I have never had experienced anything like the dunes. I drove out with my brother and our 07’ TRX450R’s in tow. Arrived at the dunes around 7PM and met up with our buddies who already had camp set-up and a fire blazing. After a few beverages and dinner, watching the spectacle of the dunes at night is a treat. From fireworks, to rails blasting down the Sand Highway, and the stars, it’s quite a relaxing experience. Sleeping in a tent has its disadvantages. Waking up at 6am with the sun and being frozen doesn’t make for a fun morning. After climbing out of our tent, we all headed to the Dunes Diner near I-8 and the entrance to Gordon’s Well. Having hot food is great in the morning, I ended up getting a standard eggs, bacon, and toast. Definitely hit the spot. I heard rumors of a breakfast bowl that would literally give you a heart attack after eating it. Look forward to it next trip J. After breakfast we geared up and headed out to the dunes. Ended up carving the dunes for about 4 hours before we headed back in for lunch. After lunch, we headed to competition hill and the wall for a while. Ended up heading back just before dusk and caught the sand drags. This was awesome to watch and partake in. Rails, quads, dirt bikes, Ultra-Lite planes, you name it, it was out at the sand drags on Saturday night. Going 60MPH+ on your quad at dusk is a blast! Saturday night was pretty lame actually; I was exhausted and fell asleep shortly after dinner. Sunday I woke up at 4am to a howling sand storm and covered in sand. Tried to get some more sleep but ended up waking back up around 6:30 and packing my tent up and gear up and sleeping another 2 hours in my car. We rode for a few hours Sunday morning before finally getting out of there and heading back to Phoenix. Even though I was tired and sore, I had a great time with my good friends. Can’t replace that!
Top 3 List of Recommended Dune Accessories
- Leatt Brace
- RV or Toy Hauler
- Polaris Predator