Last Updated on August 17, 2022

The landlocked state of Wyoming won’t strike you as a surfer’s paradise but it surely has some great spots for sandboarding.

While not very steep, the Killpecker dunes in the Red Desert north of Rock Springs makes for the largest dune field in North America, and are one of the only seven groups of singing sands you can find in the world.

Killpecker Sand Dunes – Leucite Hills, Rock Springs, Wyoming. Photo courtesy of James St. John.

Killpecker Sand Dunes – Rock Springs, Sweetwater County

The Killpecker Sand Dunes are located only a few miles north of Rock Springs. The site is huge and has plenty of spots that are open for both sandboarding and sand duning (off-roading), but make to avoid vegetated areas as not to disturb local wildlife.

The best location for sandboarding at Killpecker Sand Dunes is the Open Play Area Campground, where only non-motorized recreational activities are allowed. There you can also practice hiking and horseback riding. PS. Bring your own sandboard!

Singing sand dunes

The Killpecker Sand Dunes are one of the few rare “singing” or “booming” sand dunes in the US, with extremely fine grains often generating sounds whenever the wind shifts them.

USA Sandboarding Map

Leave a Reply