Black Mountain 6251

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BM6251 is located 19 miles north of Barstow in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Black Mountain Subregion. Beginning near the entrance to Black Canyon and on the west side of the lava flow that makes up the steep walls of Black Canyon, BM6251 has beautiful mineral-colored geology and a protected petroglyph site on the lava wall. A dispersed campsite with a fire ring is tucked up against this black lava wall, providing the opportunity to camp and explore the prehistoric drawings. A plaque marks this protected petroglyph site.

The 4.2-mile-long BM6251 is a connector to several other trails and, at its terminus, connects to BM6258, which loops back to intersect Black Canyon Road.

The trail is on BLM land, where dispersed camping can be enjoyed when meeting the BLM Camping Guidelines.

During high fire danger, campfires may be restricted, and if planning to camp here, one should review the current BLM Campfire Restrictions and have a Campfire Permit.