The Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area is the place to be if you want to ride in one of the biggest sandboxes you can find in America. Located in the southeast corner of California, Glamis, as it’s referred to locally, features sand dunes that stretch for more than 40 miles in length in a band that averages five miles in width. It’s infamous in SoCal culture for being a popular host to off-road-riding desert rats of every sort, from mild family getaways to wild, all-night partying. There’s simply no other place quite like it.
Recently, we sent contributor John Burns to investigate what it’s like to brave the 300-foot dunes and the riding culture that inhabits this unique area. We’ll be posting his story next week, but in the meantime, here are the top 10 tips he learned during his experience he described as “Like nothing else I’ve ever done on a motorcycle.” –Kevin Duke, Editor-in-Chief