Shell Reef Expressway

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Shell Reef Expressway isn't what it sounds like. This is a dirt road that cuts through Ocotillo Wells, OHV park. The trail is one of the larger dirt roads in the park, making it easy to carry a little speed. But watch out as there is a lot of traffic on this path. The trail is 2WD friendly, meaning you will see people towing down this road and trucks with dirt bikes in the back making their way to the reef. Now what brings everyone to this trail is the Shell Reef near the eastern end, where you can find ancient shells from millions of years ago when this area was once underwater. There are lots of camping off this trail on the west side near Blow Sand. But if you are looking for cool places to disperse camp, check out the north side of Ocotillo Well OHV near the hills or off Short Wash.