Christmas Pass

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This route runs from Tule Well on the famous El Camino Del Diablo up and over Christmas Pass Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge and enters the Barry Goldwater Gunnery Range. Tule Well is an amazing collection of sights, smells, historical artifacts, and nice camping. This iconic camping spot is a famous stop along the El Camino Del Diablo and offers extraordinary solitude and scenery. The Christmas Pass camping area is set against a stunning backdrop of rock formations. Along Christmas Pass, rock piles mark possible old graves just off the road. At Christmas Pass sits an old border patrol station site and an opportunity for a little easy rock scrambling. You might catch a glimpse of fighter jets practicing dogfighting over the desert floor, strange lights out in the desert at night, and the most amazing starscape you can find. Don't forget that you need a permit for this area. The Border Patrol, military, and Cabeza Wildlife Refuge take those permits, or lack thereof, very seriously.