St. Anthony Sand Dunes: Idaho Falls

St. Anthony Sand Dunes

The St. Anthony Sand Dunes are a 10,600-acre playground 50 miles northwest of Idaho Falls, Idaho. The dunes are a whitesand desert that provides exceptional opportunities for recreation and even wildlife spotting. The hills of white quartz sand, once volcanic vents, surround the area and are home to the largest herd of wintering elk in the United States.

The dunes are known for being perfect for off-roading―the tall hills and smooth surface create a heart-racing experience. Several outfitters rent ATVs and all the gear you’ll need to safely enjoy the dunes. Whether you’re riding a dune buggy or sand surfing, the dunes make for a memorable time.

When it’s time to cool off, head to Egin Lake for a dip and maybe hike one of the trails. Need to bunk for the night? Stay at the Henry’s Fork Inn in St. Anthony (

The St. Anthony Sand Dunes make for a perfect trip for anyone, whether you are going for a solo getaway or a family vacation. To plan your trip to St. Anthony Sand Dunes, go to