NR8445 - Box Canyon

Newberry Springs, California (San Bernardino County)

Last Updated: 12/16/2019
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 9.07 miles
Highest Elevation: 4029 feet
Duration: About 1 hour
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Newberry Springs
Nearest Town w/ Services: Newberry Springs
Official Road Name: BLM NR 8445
Management Agency: Bureau of Land Management
District: Barstow Feild Office / Newberry Rodman Subregion


Highlight: NR8445 - Box Canyon
In the Newberry / Rodman Mountain BLM sub region of the southern California Mojave Desert lies this hidden gem named Box Canyon. Some have even called this trail the "Grand Canyon Of The Rodmans" for its straight up and down canyon walls that are several hundred feet high in some sections. The walls were created in part of an ancient lava flow that cut through this region thousands of years ago. Be aware that temperatures typically exceed 100 plus degrees in the summer months however the high canyon walls of Box Canyon can provide a safe haven of shade during the morning or late afternoon hours to cool off.


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1. Box Canyon Trailhead (0 mi)
The Box Canyon Trailhead is on the south side of NR8540 / Troy Road.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Newberry Springs

Exit Interstate 40 at exit 23 for Fort Cady Road. Head south on Fort Cady Road and take the first left onto National Trails Highway. Follow National Trails Highway east for 3.1 miles and Turn right / south onto Gasco Road. After 2.0 miles, Gasco Road dead-ends at Troy Road. Turn left / east and follow Troy Road to the Box Canyon Trail head 1.4 miles ahead.



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G. Martin

Mapping Crew - California

G. Martin, gm4x4 on Youtube , is a California native, born and raised in northern California and now living and wheeling in southern California. He enjoys exploring new trails and setting up camp in the remote outdoors. You may come across him in the middle of the Mojave Desert, the mountains of Big Bear, in the central Sierras near Shaver Lake or any other dirty, rocky road in the southwest.
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