CL8241 follows sandy washes across the sandy desert floor, then hugs the ridges of the nearby Alvord Peak. The trail eventually merges into a narrow canyon that leads to a beautiful dispersed campsite.
As the trail enters the ridges and hills of Alvord Peak, there are oddly shaped pillars, seemingly out of place, consisting of a hard stone top protecting the soft material below from the weather. With a bit of imagination, recognizable shapes appear. One notable pillar looks very much like a baby elephant which would be an excellent name for this trail.
Overlapping layers of minerals follow the contours of the surrounding hills in a rainbow of colors and provide shelter from the wind. Soft pink sand washed down from these hills is perfect for pitching a tent with enough room for four or more vehicles.
This easy out-and-back trail would be enjoyed by novice and experienced off-roaders and is suitable for a two-wheel drive high clearance vehicle.
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