Sand Island

Quick Facts

Sand Island


(435) 587-1500

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Things To Do


Sand Island, which is not an island at all, features a large petroglyph panel on the sandstone cliffs along the San Juan River. There are five Kokopelli's among the figures on this panel. The panel displays glyphs from 800 to 2500 years old. This location is also a popular launch site for float trips on the San Juan River. A ranger station, boat launch, picnic area, toilets, drinking water, and a campground are all available.

Map of Sand Island

Latitude, Longitude: 37.262663, -109.614393



  • Boating

    Boatting (ww) is permitted. Permits are required for floating the San Juan River.

  • Camping

    There are 25 sites that are RV accessible, as long as your RV is under 50 feet. Pets are allowed and all sites have a picnic table.

  • Fishing

    Please call the area office for more information on fishing.

  • Off Highway Vehicles

    Please call the area office for more information on OHV use.l



From Bluff go 3 miles west on US 191/163.

Phone Numbers


(435) 587-1500