John

Trail Reviews: 1200 points
Questions Answered: 0 points
Off-Road Experience:
4-5 years
Off-Road Style:
Overlanding
My Garage:
Nothing in garage

My Trail Reviews (11)

(within last 6 months)
Little Blair Valley (11/29/2020)
Really just a different way back from the main Blair valley route. Not particularly exciting but pretty none the less. Super easy drive.
Blair Valley (11/29/2020)
Roads are very easy. Definitely doable with a 2WD, some clearance is useful in places. The best part of this trail is that there is access to a few cool trail heads. You can climb up to see a homestead of a writer, who apparently wasn't 100% honest about living off the land, It's a mile up and a mile back.. Plenty of water and a good hat and you will be fine. Worth the climb for the view. The second tails was less exciting The third was a trip out (about a mile) to see the pictographs and then another 1/2 mile or so to get a great view from the end of the valley. I would definitely recommend this route if you want to get some short hikes in.
Coyote Canyon Lower - Anza (11/28/2020)
Only the third crossing had water in it. Everything was relatively easy but further down the track there were areas where 4x4 and some clearance was needed. Doable in a decent SUV I would say. Really is pretty and the third crossing was fun in the dark.
Anza Borrego Metal Sculptures (11/28/2020)
Super easy. Everything is easy to get to. You can drive up to the sculptures and they are quite elaborate. They are also close to the town so you can gas up and get ice cream if needed.
Borrego Mountain Wash (11/28/2020)
Cool drive. Ignore the walking tourists, they are coming out of the slot, and head to the drop. It looks a lot worse than it is. Take your time and and be careful on wheel placement and you can get down it easily in a 4x4. Might test your flex a bit as it's fairly rutted. To the left it's looser sand and looks less rutted but that is deceptive. Once down you head into a sharp left to get into the canyon. This is probably the tightest spot. You will need some clearance and flex but I managed in a LWB Tacoma Offroad, no lift without any damage.. Slow and steady. A little further down there are a couple of other "technical elements" but same slow and steady game will get you past them easily. (always good to have a spotter). Once past those elements it's amazing canyon all the way. Biggest issue is making way for oncoming traffic as it can get narrow at times. You can see a lot of wind caves in the canyon too.. just cool
Palm Wash - Truckhaven (11/28/2020)
Wide open washes and an easy drive. Did see a couple of folks stuck in the sand in 2WD so I would advise not going alone in a 2WD. Many of the areas washes can have deep soft sand so just be aware. Area is stunning though and with 4 high engaged it's really easy going. Definitely nice for a leisurely cruise in the dirt
Wheeler Pass (10/04/2020)
This is definitely not a 3 (Moderate). The ratings on this site are all over the place :( Anyway I'm not sure if there has been rock movement but there is no way a stock 4 x 4 could get through there today. ON the main wheeler road between way points 14 and 15 there are a few spots with very large rocks and little room to find a line. If you have a few inches of lift you should be fine though. We had multiple people coming down telling us the road was not passable. :( Oh well time to add more height :) On the bright side we got to use our rescue gear. Definitely would not advise doing this in a single vehicle, having a buddy to pull you out of a spot is good.
Toquerville Falls (10/03/2020)
Great run but not a 2, I would rate this at least a three as parts are steep and rutted, Twisty, loose sharp rocks too. The views along the way are stunning and the waterfall is worth the journey. Was a little busy as it was a Saturday. Looks like you might be able to camp by the falls.
Rainbow Gardens and Lava Butte Loop (10/02/2020)
Ran Lava Butte. Dirt roads, super easy and mostly not very interesting. There was one section of winding trail that gets you up close to some of the rock formations. It's an alternate way back from Kodachrome though and different views.
Kodachrome Road (10/02/2020)
Interesting Geology and a nice easy drive. I would not rate it above a 2 for difficulty. Quite a bit of junk at the end of the run but some parts are really attractive..
6S13 - Chepo Saddle (08/18/2020)
Was a relatively easy run that can be done in stock 4x4. Some of the off shoots are very rutted though and can be more tricky, Once you get up to the logging roads there are multiple diverse routes and you can follow 6S88, which is fairly moderate, to the right and head up to Slick Rock and get a great view. There's a turn around at the end where the view is and a fire pit too if you want to camp there.