Mule Canyon

4.8/5 (6 reviews)
Barstow, California (San Bernardino County)
Last Updated: 03/08/2021
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Trail Information

Highlights

Mule Canyon is a dirt road that cuts through the southern section of the Calico Mountains. Being one of a few roads near the original Calico Ghost Town, Mule Canyon is well traveled and can easily be traversed by most 2WD vehicles. From the moment you pull onto the canyon you will be driving on an open desert road, then a canyon wash, a hard pack windy trail through mud hills and finally an open valley before intersecting with Sunrise Canyon Rd. It offers easy access to explore Calico's old mining areas as well as intersections at Phillips Canyon West, Phillips Canyon East and Tin Can Alley.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Trail Reviews

4.8/5 (6 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 09/17/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

An easy trail (road) that leads into the heart of Calico... and more fun/challenging trails.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 11/08/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Fun little trail. Ran it in a stock Bronco Sport on the way home from the dealer! Look forward to coming back because there were lots of other trails in the area that we didn’t have time for.
Trail Review: Mule Canyon - James C
Josh Noesser
Official Crew
95200
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 03/08/2021

Did a quick run with friends. Turned out to be a great day.
Josh Noesser
Official Crew
95200
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/26/2020

Ran the canyon super quick to spot out some campsites for a couple weeks out.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/15/2020

Nice, easy trail riding with great vistas and undulating terrain. Can't beat Calico. Dispersed camping out here is something we look forward to.

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