Each Sidekick Off Road Map features:
- A State Map showing where the trail is located.
-A Vicinity Map (shown online) to guide you to the area where the trail is located.
-A Detailed Topographic Map drawn to scale. The topographical map guides you through the trail or area by showing roads, 4x4 trails, creeks, washes, gates, trail difficulty ratings, camping locations and points of interest that are numbered to correspond with the Trail Guide.
-A Trail Guide describes the trail or trails through the area. Full color photos are used to help show the area.
-The General Information (shown online) section provides background on the area.
-The Statistics Section (Stats) gives all the vital information about the area. For example: costs, nearest hospital, land manager's phone number, camping information, limits, etc..
-The Off Road Tips section includes safety, equipment and driving techniques.
THIS MAP: Revised 2004 - AVAILABLE with a new format and larger map!
This map covers the Imperial Sand Dunes: Mammoth Wash on the north, outlines the Algodones Wilderness Area north of Hwy. 78, Roadrunner Campground, Glamis store, Boardmanville Trading Post, the new "Adaptive Management Area" in the central dunes, Dune Buggy Flats, and Buttercup Valley. Included are the locations of seven major sand hills (Competition, Oldsmobile, Brawley Slide,Lizard Hill, China Wall, The Wall, and The Ceiling), canal crossings, RR track crossings, boundaries, campgrounds, stores and highways. GPS coordinates. 13.5”x16” Full color. Revised 2004.
The Imperial Sand Dunes (Glamis) are the largest sand dunes open to Off Road use in the Uniteds States. The dunes begin 21 miles east of Brawley and stretch all the way into Mexico, over 40 miles away. The dunes vary in width from about a quarter mile at the north end of the Mammoth Wash area, to about 5 miles in width below Highway 78. There are over 150,000 acres designated as open or having limited use. About 27,000 acres are closed (mostly north of Hwy. 78). Although off road enthusiasts and campers visit the area year-round, during the summer months you need to be prepared for temperatures consistently exceeding 100º and reaching 120º on occasion. However, like most of the California desert, the humidity is low and the nights cool down considerably. Since the annual rain fall is less than 2”, the only winter hazard is blowing sand. Winter temperatures are in the 60-70º range (popular season). Checking the weather forecast for El Centro CA, or Yuma AZ will give you a good idea about the weather conditions at the dunes.