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Rasor OHV Area

Saturday, January 25, 2014
Alt Names Afton Canyon, Cave Mountain, Mojave Desert
Last Known Status Open
DESCRIPTION

This secluded area offers several miles of sand washes and desert trails that lead to a small but fun dune area. There is no shade and there are no amenities, but due to the remoteness there are no crowds either. Access is free and overnight camping is permitted. Vegetation mainly consists of scattered scrub brush. The Mojave Road can be accessed from this area which provides direct access for street legal vehicles into the Mojave National Preserve.

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LOCATION
Nearest City Barstow, CA
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From: Barstow, CA
1) Take I-15 east about 48 miles to the Basin Road Exit
2) Turn right (south) off the exit ramp, continue .8 miles
3) Staging area is on the left.
TYPE OF AREA
Area Trail, Dunes
Land BLM
QUALITY
Pros free, can ride anywhere, trails lead to dunes
Cons no shade, no amenities
Rating Rating    Very Good    
Recommended Stay 1-2 Days
TERRAIN
Square Miles 35
Miles Of Trail 10
Climate Type Desert
Elevation 1275 to 2427 ft.
Trail Maintenance Not Marked, Not Rated, Not Maintained
Loose Dirt This OHV area has no loose dirt.None
Hard Pack The OHV area has some hard pack terrain.Some
Sand This OHV area has some sandy areas.Some
Mud The OHV area has no mud after it rains.None
Dust The OHV area has some dust on typical days.Some
Rocks This OHV area has little rocks.Little
Trees The OHV area has no trees.None
Steep Hills This OHV area has few steep hills.Few
Water Crossings The OHV area has no water crossings.None
Small Jumps This OHV area has some small jumps.Some
Large Jumps This OHV area has few large jumps.Few
Berms The OHV area has no berms.None
Sand/Gravel Pits This BLM land has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single Track This BLM land has no single track trails.None
Roads This BLM land has few roads.Few
Intersections This OHV area has many intersections.Many
Rider Traffic The BLM land has no rider traffic on typical days.None
Shade This BLM land has no shaded areas.None
Ranges/Gunfire This BLM land has few shooting ranges or gunfire.Few Shotgun shooting allowed
Hazards This OHV area has few hazards.Few (hazards not marked)
Beware of open mine shafts.
Easy Terrain Novice This OHV area has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain Amateur This OHV area has little intermediate level terrain.Little
Difficult Terrain Expert This OHV area has no expert terrain.None
REGULATIONS
Permit Required Yes CA OHMVR stickers required
Dates Open Year-Round CA OHMVR red sticker vehicles permitted from 9/1 to 5/31
Spark Arrestor Yes A spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise Limit Yes (96 dB) CA OHMVR noise limits apply (1985/older limit 101 dB, 1986/newer limit 96 dB)
Whip Flags Not Required Safety Flags Recommended
Maximum Vehicle Width No Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles Permitted CA OHMVR stickers required
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVs Permitted CA OHMVR stickers required
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXS Permitted CA OHMVR stickers required
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered) Permitted
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Permitted CA OHMVR stickers required
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
Certain Times CA OHMVR restrictions apply
Helmets Required Yes helmets required by state law
Bicycles No Restriction Not Recommended
Hiking No Restriction Not Recommended
Horseback No Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping No Restriction (camp anywhere)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires No Restriction
Night Riding Yes
Cross Country Permitted
Alcohol No Restriction
Fireworks Prohibited
Firearms No Restriction Shotgun shooting permitted; pistol/rifle shooting is prohibited.
Emergency / Law Enforcement None
Insurance *Disclaimer: Be Safe! RiderPlanet recommends insurance for all riders and visitors to the destinations depicted on this website.
FEES
Parking No ($0.00)
Entry No ($0.00)
Riding No ($0.00)
Camping No ($0.00)
KEY SERVICES
First Aid First Aid 30+ Miles (W) Barstow Community Hospital (760) 256-1761
Gasoline Gasoline 5-20 Miles (E) Shell (760) 733-4753
Diesel Diesel 5-20 Miles (E) Shell (760) 733-4753
Potable Water Water 5-20 Miles (E) Baker
RV Hookups RV Hookup 30+ Miles (W) Barstow / Calico KOA (760) 254-2311 or (800) 562-0059
RV Dump Station RV Disposal 30+ Miles (W) Barstow / Calico KOA (760) 254-2311 or (800) 562-0059
Primitive Camping Campground 30+ Miles (W) Barstow / Calico KOA (760) 254-2311 or (800) 562-0059
Convenience Store Conv Store 5-20 Miles (E) Baker
Swimming Swim Area 30+ Miles (SW) Meadow Park Beach Area (909) 866-9700
Body of Water Water Body 30+ Miles (SW) Mojave Narrows Regional Park (760) 245-2226
Boating Launch Boat Ramp 30+ Miles (SW) Big Bear Marina (909) 866-3218
CONTACTS
Contact Info BLM - Barstow Field Office
2601 Barstow Road
Barstow, CA 92311
(760) 252-6000
www.blm.gov
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Rasor OHV Area

The primary attraction here is the series of small to medium sized dunes.
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Honda CRF Motorcycle at Rasor OHV Area

But the area has much more to offer, with plenty of open area to explore.
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Some terrain at Rasor OHV Area

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Honda CRF Motorcycle at Rasor OHV Area

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Scenic view at Rasor OHV Area

Apart from the dunes, the majority of the area comprises of scrub brush, rocks and sandy terrain as shown here.
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Honda CRF Motorcycle at Rasor OHV Area

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Honda CRF Dirt Bike at Rasor OHV Area

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Honda CRF Motorcycle at Rasor OHV Area

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Honda CRF Dirtbike at Rasor OHV Area

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Terrain example at Rasor OHV Area

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Honda CRF Motorcycle at Rasor OHV Area

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Honda CRF Motorbike at Rasor OHV Area

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Honda CRF Off-Road Bike at Rasor OHV Area

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Honda CRF Motorcycle at Rasor OHV Area

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Honda CRF Off-Road Bike at Rasor OHV Area

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Honda CRF Motorcycle at Rasor OHV Area

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Honda CRF Trail Bike at Rasor OHV Area

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Honda CRF Motorcycle at Rasor OHV Area

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Honda CRF Off-Road Bike doing a wheelie at Rasor OHV Area

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Honda CRF Dirtbike at Rasor OHV Area

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Honda CRF Dirt Bike at Rasor OHV Area

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OHV at Rasor OHV Area

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Honda CRF Motorcycle at Rasor OHV Area

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Scenic view of Rasor OHV Area

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OHV at Rasor OHV Area

The main staging area is a simple sand lot.  No services.
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Honda CRF Dirt Bike at Rasor OHV Area

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Scenery at Rasor OHV Area

Rasor OHV Area Photo

Honda CRF Off-Road Bike at Rasor OHV Area

Rasor OHV Area Photo

Honda CRF Dirt Bike at Rasor OHV Area

Rasor OHV Area Photo

Honda CRF Trail Bike at Rasor OHV Area

Rasor OHV Area Photo

Honda CRF Dirt Bike at Rasor OHV Area

Rasor OHV Area Photo

Honda CRF Motorcycle at Rasor OHV Area

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Scenery from Rasor OHV Area

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Example of terrain at Rasor OHV Area

Rasor OHV Area Photo

Terrain example at Rasor OHV Area

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