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Ocotillo Wells

More than 85,000 acres of magnificent desert are open for off-highway exploration and recreation within the boundaries portrayed on the park map are operated by California State Parks, OHMVR Division. Outside the boundaries, to the south and east, large tracts of BLM land are also open to off-highway vehicles. The western boundary and part of the northern boundary connect with the 600,000-acre Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, which is closed to off-highway recreation, but open to exploration by highway-legal vehicles along established primitive roads. Free camping is available at numerous locations along State Route 78. The most popular of these are Main Street, Holmes Camp, County Line Road, and Pole Line Road. Each of these areas have ample access to numerous trails that provide a challenge to riders of all skill levels. A wide variety of off road vehicles can be operated within the park. Any vehicle with a license plate or off road registration is legal. Features in the park include:

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Lark Canyon OHV Area

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This is primarily meant for MX or if you are taking an ATV, it has to be less than 40 inches. The 40 miles of trail or 30 square miles is mostly sand and is primarily singletrack. It is fun, narrow and smooth because it doesn’t have many rocks, but it will not test your skills at all.

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Boulder Creek Road

Boulder creek road off road

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The Julian ride takes one on a nice meandering ride along the easy mountain road. It’s 24 miles and a easy scenic drive. Pretty much anyone without a lowered car can drive this. It does have some twists and turns and is easy to fnd at the intersection of Descanso and Boulder Creek. Grab an apple pie on the way out from Julian to finish off the day strong.

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Corral Canyon

This offers 51 miles of trails that can go right along and by a lake. The area is in good shape and offers camping. If camping, it is best if done as an one night trip. The area mostly offers trails for amateur riders. Entry requires an Adventure Pass and rides must have a CA OHVR pass. The differing degrees of difficulty are clearly marked with trail signs.

Corral Canyon OHV Area Trail

Corral Canyon OHV Area, Morena Stokes Valley Rd Campo, CA 91906




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