Scout Route
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This well-marked out-and-back trail follows an approved path through the Soda Mountains Wilderness, providing an exceptional experience to view a pristine Mojave Desert terrain. The trail manages its way over sandy washes and rocky terrain, arriving at a box canyon surrounded by the beautiful towering sheer slopes of the Soda Mountains. The road once supported a now long abandoned and unnamed mine and itself is now part of the Soda Mountains Wilderness. The mine works are high up a steep slope with its camp below by the trail. Both sites can be explored with a short hike. The trail is well marked with warnings to stay on the trail to avoid this protected wilderness. Camping can be had anywhere along the trail following the guidelines provided by the BLM Barstow Field Office, taking extra care to follow the guidelines for Wilderness areas. Beginning off-roaders would enjoy this trail.