San Rafael Desert 9141 twists through a sandy scenic valley before climbing over a rocky ridgeline leading to Chaffin Geyser. The trail's mild challenges are ideal for beginners with stock 4x4s and an adventurous spirit. As you exit Lower San Rafael Road, you'll drop below red sandstone cliffs known to have golden eagles keeping their sharp eyes on the pond far below along San Rafael Desert 9140. Another unique feature is the old rusty station wagon way out in the middle of nowhere. How did that thing get way out here? Camping is non-existent along the route, but there's plenty near Chaffin Geyser and Lower San Rafael Road.
The trail is mainly used to connect to Chaffin Geyser from 9140. The climb over the ridge requires 4x4 and keeping a close eye on the gpx track. The blowing dunes at the pass cover previous tracks, making navigating over the top slightly confusing. Follow the breadcrumbs as best you can while avoiding running over any vegetation.
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