Tin Can Alley

5/5 (6 reviews)
Climbing into the eastern edge of the Calico Mountains, Tin Can Alley is an easy drive that provides beautiful views across the desert and into the mountains. Near the trailhead, a large area on the side of the trail is covered with rusting tin cans left by the miners decades ago, hence the trail... Read More
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Highlights of Tin Can Alley

Camping Category Icon Camping
Desert Category Icon Desert
Ghost Town Category Icon Ghost Town
Mine Category Icon Mine
Overland Category Icon Overland
Rock Category Icon Rock
Sand Category Icon Sand
Scenic Category Icon Scenic
Highest Elevation
3135 ft
Shape of Trail
Connector
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
N/A
Official Trail Name
CM7632
Nearest Town
Barstow
Nearest Services
Barstow
Management Agency
Bureau of Land Management
District
Barstow Field Office

Overview

Climbing into the eastern edge of the Calico Mountains, Tin Can Alley is an easy drive that provides beautiful views across the desert and into the mountains. Near the trailhead, a large area on the side of the trail is covered with rusting tin cans left by the miners decades ago, hence the trail's name. Years of exposure have eroded any markings that tell of the can's contents, but still, it is an enticing stop to rummage through the field to find the last can still standing. At its end, this trail connects to the heart of the challenging Calico Mountain trail network.

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29 Trail Photos
1 Trail Concerns
6 Community Reviews
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