Charco Four

Scout Route
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Though named for the well and windmill at its end, Charco Four is known mostly as an easy entrance into the remote, vast, and rugged Kofa National Wildlife Refuge. Charco Four begins at Exit 45 off Interstate 10. The exit is a good place to gas up and air down. Charco Four is graded but washboarded as it travels straight south. Just a bit over five miles, the road departs BLM land and enters the Refuge. There's an informative kiosk at the border. At eight miles, Charco Four intersects El Paso Pipeline Road which leads to many of the better Kofa trails. Going straight ahead takes you to an old corral. Today the well here is used to fill troughs for game water as a part of the Refuge's wildlife habitat program. There are a few opportunities to camp along the road. However, excellent dispersed campsites are beyond plentiful in the Refuge.