This large open area offers more variety and challenging terrain than nearby Plaster City, and less law enforcement than Ocotillo Wells. Visitors can park, ride and camp anywhere, and there are no services. Holiday weekends are crowded and rowdy, with lots of bonfires, speeding and massive parties. Terrain consists of dry lakes, bad lands, rocky mountains and rolling dunes. Cross-country travel is permitted but beware the bombing ranges to the north and south. Riding Area Map...Directions...Nearby Riding Areas...
From: San Diego, CA
1) I-8 east through mountains to valley floor toward El Centro
2) Take the Plaster City exit, turn left off the ramp (north) under highway
3) Right on Old Hwy 80 (east)
4) Left on Huff Rd. (north)
5) Left on Wheeler Rd. (west)
6) Multiple staging areas on both sides of the road.
TYPE OF AREA
open area BLM
good variety of desert terrain
open area - camp/park/ride anywhere
crowded on holidays
can be very windy
sometimes rowdy - bonfires, speeding, parties
1-2 Days recommend fall season
0 to 700 ft.
Not Marked, Not Rated, Not Maintained
busy on holidays, especially in fall
(hazards not marked) Beware of nearby bombing ranges.
more variety and challenging terrain than nearby Plaster City, and less law enforcement than Ocotillo Wells