ONLY attempt this route in a high clearance 4x4 vehicle. Love visiting the Temple of the Sun and Moon and Glass Mountain - which are all located in close proximity to each other and look great no matter what time of the day you happen to be there. With the parks closed more people may be considering this route and there are no park rangers to consut but do heed advice and travel this in the right vehicle - a passenger car will NOT be able to make the trip. No cell service and a tow will run well over $1k if you can ever get help. You will encounter some middling to deep sand along the way and some cavernous holes along the edges to avoid due to rain washouts and the spur road to the three attractions has a very challenging wash to cross which you should not attempt if uncomfortable with it. Do not even consider this route if weather is not clear and dry. This trip we did the shorter route in entering from Cainesville. Its about 18 miles into the temples and then returning out that way. Allow about three hours for the short round trip. You will not encounter many other vehicles but be wary as this road contains many blind hill crests and curves. There are no facilities on this route.
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