Needles to Ludlow Truck Trail Part 2

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This trail is the second half of the Needles to Ludlow Truck Trail. Starting at the halfway point at Route 66 near Essex, the trail ends at Ludlow. When reaching the hills, the views reveal an ancient landscape, untouched by man save for the road you are on. Panoramas are far as the eye can see in all directions and show how alone you are on this trail. BLM manages the trail and surrounding land. Dispersed camping is plentiful anywhere along the way using BLM camping guidelines. This trail is rated moderate only if using the bypasses built into the route. These bypasses provide an alternative to sections that would be rated severe to extreme and even may be impassable. These bypasses are not marked or signed, so closely following the attached track will guide you around the severe sections. Without a .gpx track, the route should be walked first at each intersection to ensure you are on the moderate difficulty path. An experienced driver should drive the trail using a high clearance 4x4.