Kramer Arch

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4.9/5 (15 reviews)
Barstow, California (SanBernardino County)
Last Updated: 01/02/2024
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A lost secret of the desert, Kramer Arch is one of the many unknown natural obstacles in the area. This beautiful natural stone structure isn't very large so vehicle size may be an issue. If your vehicle is small enough, you can squeeze through the arch making for some awesome photo opportunities. Always approach the arch slowly and don't be afraid to back out.

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4.9/5 (15)
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 01/02/2024

What is a calico trip without including Kramer arch. I was planning this trip to take new photos but the weather just wasn't holding on. But will be back in a few weeks and will hope to get new photos then.
Trail Review: Kramer Arch - Josh Noesser
Trail Review: Kramer Arch - Josh Noesser
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 03/22/2023

Must do when in the area. Nothing has changed
Trail Review: Kramer Arch - Josh Noesser
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 10/13/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

Coming back from an epic Sand Hollow trip, had a itch for one more trail before going home. Only ran into one other person put there, but it was beautiful. I came up the back way (off Mule Canyon) which added a few more obstacles getting to the trail (they were harder than the arch lol). Funny note, I hit the "directions to trailhead" and it dumped me right on the east side of the archive. Super east run for an experienced driver, I didn't even air down and only had to use 4wd on one climb. But nice little 30 minute detour for sure.
Trail Review: Kramer Arch - Barry Dambrowski
Trail Review: Kramer Arch - Barry Dambrowski
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 09/17/2022

Make sure you have a good spotter if you are even a little bit nervous about this. I thought it would be like "The Squeeze", but it is much more technical that that.
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 12/26/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

We went through the arch a couple times while exploring the area this weekend. It's still just as tight. In fact, the roof rack on the lifted TJ in our group made contact with the arch while going through... no damage, just a little kiss!

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