The landscape within the Red Sands Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area is primarily mesquite coppice dunes that range from one meter to several meters in height. There are over 100 miles of trails that have been developed by users. Although the trails are utilized during organized motorcycle races, other users are allowed to drive cross country if they wish. Currently there is one race per year that the BLM authorizes through a Special Recreation Permit, usually in February. There are no fees at this area, and it is open year-round. There are also no facilities on site; however, the area used as the staging area during races, accommodates primitive camping locations. The area provides extensive opportunities to enjoy motorcycle and all-terrain vehicle recreation.