Phillips Canyon West

4.9/5 (18 reviews)
Phillips Canyon is a harder trail in the Calico mountain range network. Phillips Canyon is a narrow path, just a single vehicle width with several hard obstacles. Some of these obstacles are a double 3-foot waterfall, rocky hill climb with 1-4 foot ledges in the middle, narrow canyons with large...Read More
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Highlights of Phillips Canyon West

Desert Category IconDesert
Ghost Town Category IconGhost Town
Mine Category IconMine
Overland Category IconOverland
Rock Category IconRock
Sand Category IconSand
Scenic Category IconScenic
Highest Elevation
2973 ft
Shape of Trail
Connector
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
North
Official Trail Name
7630A
Nearest Town
Barstow
Nearest Services
Barstow
Management Agency
Bureau of Land Management
District
Barstow Field Office

Overview

Phillips Canyon is a harder trail in the Calico mountain range network. Phillips Canyon is a narrow path, just a single vehicle width with several hard obstacles. Some of these obstacles are a double 3-foot waterfall, rocky hill climb with 1-4 foot ledges in the middle, narrow canyons with large boulders, and a long, even steeper hill climb with 3-foot ledges in the middle. But the obstacles are not what most people remember of Phillips Canyon. Phillips Canyon has some of the most amazing views in Southern California, including red rock canyons, mud hills you can explore, sandstone canyons, natural stone arches, and old silver mines. Besides the trail, there are ample things to do in the area, including Calico Ghost Town, the robust trail network in calico, exploring abandoned mines, the Mojave River / Road, and exploring the Mojave Desert.

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Trail Guide Overview
9 Waypoints
29 Trail Photos
4 Trail Concerns
18 Community Reviews
1 Video
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