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Great Sandhills Trails

Great Sandhills Trails - Image: Dean Francis, Sagebrush Studios
Hiking Trails

Access to viewing area of active dunes - first grid road E of Sceptre off Hwy 32, then approximately 22km S to Great Sand Hills. Watch for signs and parking lot.

The Great Sandhills of southwestern Saskatchewan are a unique 1900 sq km area of active desert-like sand dunes. Native grasses and small clumps of trees such as aspen, willow, and sagebrush flank the dune formations. Mule deer and antelope frequent the area. For an overview of the region's natural and human history, and to obtain a directional map to the dunes, visit the Great Sandhills Museum in Sceptre (open May to Sep 1) prior to travelling to the dunes.

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Great Sandhills Historical Society
Sceptre, SK  

Tel: (306) 623-4345

Sceptre amenities: accommodation, restaurant, gas. Town of Leader amenities (within 45km): accommodations, camping, restaurants, shopping, gas.

Length: Approximately 1km loop
Difficulty: Beginner to intermediate
Surface: Natural sand and grass terrain
Environment: Mixed Grassland Ecoregion - active sand dunes, grassland


No admission charge
Parking at trailhead
Interpretive signs at trailhead

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