Crawler Ridge is technically on Trail 2 but can also be accessed from D
. Locals will tell you that Trail 2 is "not" Crawlers Ridge. The wide swath rating from 3-10 is based on the multiple options along this mound of rocks. The more moderate lines will be found by taking the outer edge, and the harder lines are towards the interior. Stock high-clearance 4WD vehicles can accomplish the outer edge but cannot complete the interior lines.
The GPX and route cover the outer loop and reference a few harder lines within the loop. There is no right or wrong way to drive this.
Listed below are the essential cliff notes to be aware of before your visit.
Upon arrival, you must check in at the office to sign waivers and get wristbands and the appropriate sticker for your windshield.
Don't Go Alone
The Park requires group sizes of two or more, no solo travel.
Cost and Fees
All persons 16 and older, whether drivers or passengers, must become park members, which is called an "annual pass" The membership costs $50 and is good through 12/31 of the year you join (those joining Oct-Dec will be good through 12/31 of the following year). Once you are a member, the daily entrance fee for the vehicle and its driver is $65. Passengers are $20 each (the $20 is waived the day a passenger pays for their membership). Children 15 and younger are free. Included in your daily fees is primitive camping (reservation required). For our frequent visitors, they offer a Frequent Driver Pass for $260, which is suitable for five visits, or a Season Pass for $600. These passes are seasonal, running through 12/31 of the year you purchase (those purchased Oct-Dec will be good through 12/31 of the following year).
While the Park depicts this as a green trail, green is not the color used by Trails Offroad. Our 5 rated trails use red on our 10-point rating scale.
The Park describes its map colors as follows:
Green = Easiest
Blue = Intermediate
Black = Hard
Red = Extreme
Fridays 8 to 4 (wheel til dusk)
Saturdays 8 to 5 (wheel til dusk)
Sundays 8 to 5
Open Memorial Day, Labor Day, July 4th, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas.