Sand Island

Not an island at all, this popular launch site for float trips on the San Juan River near Bluff is also the location of a large petroglyph panel displaying rock art dated to between 2000 and 800 years ago. The panel presents a comprehensive overview of the rock art found all along the San Juan River and displays a number of images of Kokopelli, the ancient flute player found throughout the Four Corners region. A campground operated by the BLM, picnic area, and boat launch are all found at Sand Island.

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Latitude: 37.262885 Longitude: -109.6125698 Elevation: 4298 ft
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Recreational Opportunities

Boat launch, river rafting, swimming, hiking, and viewing pre-historic rock art panel.

Seasons Accessible

Year round.


BLM campground fees apply.

Pet Friendly Notes

BLM regulations regarding pets apply.

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