Stuck in Sand? How To Get Out Safely

Taking your UTV out for some fun in the sun and sand can be a blast. That is, until you get stuck. With so many awesome places to ride with sand right in your own backyard, it’s important to know what to do if you find yourself in a bit of a pickle. What do you do if you get stuck in the sand? Keep reading to find out how to get out safely.


While it is important to know how to get out of sand safely if you’re stuck, it is also important to try to avoid it in the first place. If you’re riding somewhere with large sand bowls, don’t stop in the bottom of the bowl. Know the limits of your machine and your driving abilities to stay safe and avoid sticky situations.

Build up Speed

Speed is your friend when it comes to riding in the sand. If you do find yourself stuck, try to position your UTV so that you are facing downhill. Use the momentum of going downhill to pick up speed. With enough speed you should be able to get where you need to. If you do need to stop, try to do it at ground level or where you’ll be going downhill

Let out Air

If you are completely stuck and unable to move at all, you can try giving yourself some extra traction by letting a little air out of your tires.

Use a Shovel

One tool you should keep on hand when riding in sand is a shovel. If you become stuck, try removing the sand just in front of your tires so that you can get them moving.

Use a Winch

A winch is a great tool that can be used to solve many problems. If you find yourself stuck in the sand, you may not think of it as a good resources because there generally aren’t many trees around if you're riding in the sand dunes. However, if you’re following basic UTV safety and riding in a group, you can use a winch and the help of another side-by-side to get out.

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