El Mirage 2783

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El Mirage 2783 (EM2783) is an up-and-back trail through a valley formed by the western peaks of the Shadow Mountains. Various maps show a rugged OHV trail after the intersection of EM2781, but EM2783 remains an easy trail with little elevation change.

The El Mirage Subregion is a Limited Use Area requiring vehicles to stay on designated trails. The trails are well marked with frequent BLM signs to recognize if you are on the trail.

A two-wheel drive vehicle with high clearance and a beginning offroader will do fine on this particular trail, but exploring further into the Shadow Mountains trail network, especially on the mountains, requires an experienced driver in a high clearance four-wheel drive vehicle with a low gear range and all-terrain light truck tires.

Many tortoises are in the area, and a vigilant eye is needed to avoid them as they slowly cross the trail.

There are many suitable and flat locations for dispersed camping on this route, but no visible pre-existing disturbed campsites are along the trail.