Butterbredt Canyon Road SC123

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South of the Scodie Mountains, starting from the paved Kelso Valley Road, in a narrow gap along the soft sandy bottom of Butterbredt Canyon, sits Butterbredt Canyon Road (SC123). A healthy green joshua tree forest surrounds the road. The canyon's namesake, Butterbredt Springs, is teeming with life supported by the active spring and is near the southeastern end of the road, near its end at the intersection with Jawbone Canyon Road.  Surprisingly, for its length, this straight-through road has only a single intersecting road but does have several hiking trails beginning from the road. 

This is an easy trail over a maintained road, consisting almost entirely of soft, deep sand that requires a 4-wheel drive vehicle.

The only dispersed camping site is a BLM-provided primitive site near Butterbredt Spring. The large dispersed campsite with rock fire rings can be enjoyed when meeting 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.