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Off Road Riding Spots (with coordinates)

jamman
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Hey folks...
I won't even try to take credit for this, but I've had this info in my "favorites" for a long time.. I figured I'd share.. I make no claims to how accurate any of these are, but the dozen or so I've used were spot on..
Please feel free to add to it with your favorite spots. If you have coordinates to the spot, I'll add those to this list. This will make finding the spots with tools like Google Earth much easier. I will do my best to modify it and add riding spots as they are posted to this thread.
If everyone agrees, I will organize this by region. I could list them by state, but that didn’t seem right to me (read: too much work)…As of now, I will create to following regions: Southwest, Northwest, North Central, South Central, Southeast and Northeast. Our neighbors to the North and South will each get one region (I will add more as spots are posted.) Canada and Mexico
This map is a good reference for the regions..


Southwest

Lucerne Valley / Stoddard Valley / Johnson Valley and SW High Desert


Anderson Dry Lake Camp N34 33.635 W116 46.602
Bessimer Mine Camp (Rock Pile) N34 29.967 W116 39.852
Bessimer Mine Rd (Entrance from US 247) N34 24.587 W116 43.345
Cougar Buttes Camp N34 29.298 W116 49.454
Cougar Buttes Entrance from Camp Rock Rd. N34 29.950 W116 49.818
Cave/Mine (Between Bell Mtn. & Slash X N34 41.483 W117 07.100
Cave/Mine (Anderson Dry Lake) N34 34.064 W116 43.423
Cave/Mine (Anderson Dry Lake) N34 34.673 W116 40.772
Sand Dunes (East of Soggy Dry Lake) N34 25.434 W116 35.599
Bessimer Mine Rd. (Soggy Dry Lake) N34 28.072 W116 42.640
Wreckage (Lucerne Valley) N34 32.811 W116 40.303
Slash X Bar/Grille N34 45.605 W117 00.607
Sand Track (Cougar Buttes) N34 28.736 W116 49.098
Hodge Road N 34 44.345 W 117 08.065
Dale Evans Parkway N 34 39.120 W 117 13.521
Randsburg (the town itself) N 35 22.098 W 117 39.391
Searles Cutoff Staging (Red Mountain) N35 31.002 W117 39.545
Charlie’s Place (AKA Wagon Wheel,@ Red Mountain/Trona Rd.) N35 34.335 W117 32.939
Husky Monument N 35 13 12 W 117 19 00
El Mirage N 34 37.577 W 117 32.904
Dago N 35 08.347 W 117 51.462
Phelan Ridge Sand Hill 34°22'58.29"N 117°33'23.82"W
Hilltop Cafe staging area 34°23'24.57"N 117°34'30.82"W
Phelan Play Track 34°23'50.44"N 117°31'11.48"W
Rasor Rd.
Camp (Were we camp) N35° 5.579' W116° 7.693'
Trees N35° 5.423' W116° 7.71'
Sand Bowl (Half Pipe) N35° 4.660' W116° 9.318'
Gravesite N35° 2.742' W116° 9.891'
Desert Megaphone N35° 1.382' W116° 11.904'
Outside California City off of 20 Mule Team Rd
Campsite N35° 15.709' W117° 49.362'
Campsite N35° 15.207' W117° 49.457'
Campsite N35° 12.285' W117° 49.079'
Campsite N35° 11.332' W117° 52.278'
Campsite (By a Huge Water Container) N35° 14.975' W117° 46.777'
Copper City Rd. - Near Barstow
Camp (Were we camp) N35° 4.277' W116° 59.265'
Spider (Halloween Decoration) N35° 9.607' W117° 4.953'
Superior Dry Lake Bed N35° 14.937' W117° 1.152'
Fossil Canyon N35° 2.757' W117° 6.919'
Owl Canyon N35° 1.213' W117° 0.963'
Rainbow Basin N35° 2.088' W117° 2.206'
So Cal Mountain areas
Cajon Pass Staging area (by RR tracks) 34°19'57.57"N 117°28'44.51"W
Cleghorn Rd. Staging Area 34°17'58.63"N 117°27'24.05"W
Silverwood Lake North Dam Staging Area 34°18'18.54"N 117°18'38.61"W
Catcus Flats Staging Area (Big Bear) 34°17'53.29"N 116°47'45.18"W
Willow Creek Staging Area (Arrowhead) 34°17'52.08"N 117°12'1.57"W
Kennedy Meadows
Kennedy Meadows – Fish Creek Overflow Campground N36 03.930 W118 13.417
Kennedy Meadows – General Store N36 01.111 W118 07.417
Kennedy Meadows Turn off from US 395 N35 50.530 W117 52.486
Mammoth / Eastern Sierra Mtns.
Glass Creek Campground (Ride from camp) 37°45'6.43"N 118°59'17.59"W
Algodones Dunes ( Glamis ) North End
The Mythical Water Fountain N 32 49.55 W 114 57.53
Plane Crash Site N 32 52.22 W 115 02.53
Cahuilla Ranger Station (Gecko Road) N 32 58.44 W 115 10.30
Glamis Store N 32 59.76 W 115 04.37
Crazy Craigs (formerly Dirty Bobs) N 32 59.52 W 115 04.10
Wash 10 (shortcut to Boardmanville) N 32 58.81 W 115 02.77
Boardmanville (Tavern/general store N 32 59.14 W 115 02.06
Osborne Overlook N 32 59.01 W 115 07.96
Gecko Road Camp sites:
Pad #1: N 32 57.97 W 115 10.23
Pad #2: N 32 57.24 W 115 09.68
Pad #3: N 32 55.92 W 115 08.18
Pad #4: N 32 55.13 W 115 07.28
Keyhole Campground: N 32 54.83 W 115 06.94
Roadrunner Campground: N 32 54.68 W 115 07.01
Gecko Campground: N 32 56.49 W 115 08.40
The Big Hills:
Competition Hill: N 32 59.04 W 115 07.66
Oldsmobile Hill: N 32 57.77 W 115 05.96
Brawley Slide: N 32 56.65 W 115 04.82
Lizard Hill: N 32 55.57 W 115 04.04
China Wall: N 32 54.48 W 115 02.19
The Wall: N 32 53.25 W 115 01.47
K-12: N 32 58.66 W 115 07.65
Banshee Point: N 32 57.64 W 115 06.34
Honda Point: N 32.56.65 W 115.05.39
South Dunes, Buttercup and Gordons Well:
Patton Valley: N 32 46.83 W 114 56.88
Dune Buggy Flats: N 32 43.10 W 114 56.16
Plank Road Monument: N 32 42.72 W 115 08.14
Midway Well: N 32 42.95 W 114 54.89
Buttercup Comp Hill: N 32 43.82 W 114 52.86

Ocotillo Wells
5 Palms N33 14.953 W116 06.388 426
Adobe Hut N33 15.001 W116 00.997 42
Artisian Well N33 09.997 W115 56.653 105
Blow Sand (Top) N33 09.670 W116 09.391 538
Blu-In N33 07.515 W116 02.661 18
Bus Man N33 15.165 W116 00.713 36
Desert Ironwoods N33 09.027 W116 10.877 346
Gas Dome N33 10.696 W115 56.996 142
Pumpkin Patch N33 13.378 W116 04.101 197
Shell Reef N33 11.368 W116 04.078 306
Phone booth 33 18'5.22"N 116 1'47.46"W

Nevada
Sand Mountain 39° 17.99 N 118 24.04 W
Moon Rocks 39° 50' 44" N 119° 44' 37" W

Northwest

Washington
Juniper Dunes (BLM), Washington N48°21'03.08" W118°56'45.75"
Horn Rapids ORV Park, Washington N46°21'03.16" W119°20'48.94"
Oregon
Morrow County ORV Park N45° 01.3934 W119° 40.6074 http://morrowcountyparks.org/
Winome-Frazier OHV Complex, Oregon N45°09'30.20" W118°38'25.83
Oregon Dunes National Rec Park, Oregon N43°56'19.89" W124°08'03.73"
Sand Lake Dunes, Oregon N45°17'14.44" W123°57'30.72"

North Central

South Central

Southeast

Northeast

Attica Indiana - The Badlands 40 16'20.00 N 87 16'00.00 W
Canada
Mexico

Baja
Mission San Fernando 29° 58.25N 115° 15.62W
Mission San Vicente Ferrer 31° 19.84N 116° 15.62W Elevation 330 ft/100.6 mts
Mission Santo Domingo turn off 30° 44.79N 116° 00.13W
Mission San Javier 25° 51.70N 111° 32.62W Elevation 1408 ft/429 mts
Waterfall on the Rio Loreto 25° 59.33N 111° 26.01W
Mission Nuestra Señora de Loreto 26° 00.60N 111° 20.62W
Cabo Pulmo National Park 23° 24.22N 109° 25.36W Great Clamming Beach
Bahia Concepcion 26° 32.32N 111° 44.12W Elevation 29 ft/8.9 mts
The Cristos Cardon Cataviña area 29° 46.66N 114° 46.89W
Bahia Coyote Rock Art 26° 42.51N 111° 54.37W
Santa Rosalia Parque Morelos 27° 20.26N 112° 15.93W
Mission San Ignacio Kadakaaman 27° 16.90N 112° 53.63W
Mission San Borja 28° 44.66N 113° 45.26W
El Marmol Onyx Schoolhouse 30° 44.43N 115° 59.67W
Punta Gaspareño 23° 00.99N 110° 05.54W
28th Parallel Statue 28° 00.07N 114° 00.82W
Cataviña Rock Art 29° 45.12N 114° 44.57W
Playa Encinitas, Bahia Concepcion 26° 44.76N 111° 53.69W
Hotel California, Todos Santos 23° 26.94N 110° 13.54W
Cabo Falso Lighthouse 22° 52.68N 109° 57.70W
Tres Virgenes Volcano Vizcaino Biosphere 27° 27.36N 112° 31.69W Elevation 1333 ft/411 mts
Tecate Border Crossing 32° 34.53N 116° 37.64W
Rancho Santa Teresa Sierra de San Francisco Rock Art 27° 36.77N 113° 04.01W
Playa El Gallo, Mulege BS 26° 51.33N 111° 54.58W
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dedmiston
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N-Trouble wrote:
ppine wrote:
they know the spots because they publicize them. I like the spots no one knows about.


You sound like a bucket of fun…

Anyone with a smartphone can find riding spots. Get over it. “Secret” spots don’t exist anymore.


Yeah, he's a real hoot. A couple years ago he threatened to take his ball and go home, but then he got homesick and came back after a nice one-year break. Lord knows why he ever posted in Toy Haulers in the first place.

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  • 05 Yamaha WR450
  • 07 Honda CRF250X
  • 05 Honda CRF230
  • 06 Honda CRF230

N-Trouble
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ppine wrote:
they know the spots because they publicize them. I like the spots no one knows about.


You sound like a bucket of fun…

Anyone with a smartphone can find riding spots. Get over it. “Secret” spots don’t exist anymore.
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2012 GMC 2500HD SLT Duramax
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ppine
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they know the spots because they publicize them. I like the spots no one knows about.

Dirtclods
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dedmiston wrote:
ppine wrote:
The fastest way to ruin the good places in the outdoors is to publicize them. Show the coordinates, give directions and photos, and the next time you go there you won't be able to recognize it.

Stop it.


Oh please. This thread is 14 years old.

We still recognize it. If anything, the responsibility and ethics of the riders have improved over the years and these spots look better now than they did 14 years ago.


Everyone knows the "secrets" spots.
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dedmiston
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ppine wrote:
The fastest way to ruin the good places in the outdoors is to publicize them. Show the coordinates, give directions and photos, and the next time you go there you won't be able to recognize it.

Stop it.


Oh please. This thread is 14 years old.

We still recognize it. If anything, the responsibility and ethics of the riders have improved over the years and these spots look better now than they did 14 years ago.

2014 RAM 3500 Diesel 4x4 Dually long bed. B&W RVK3600 hitch • 2015 Crossroads Elevation Homestead Toy Hauler ("The Taj Mahauler") • <\br >Toys:

  • 18 Can Am Maverick x3
  • 05 Yamaha WR450
  • 07 Honda CRF250X
  • 05 Honda CRF230
  • 06 Honda CRF230

ppine
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The fastest way to ruin the good places in the outdoors is to publicize them. Show the coordinates, give directions and photos, and the next time you go there you won't be able to recognize it.

Stop it.

Dirtclods
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Yes sir you definitely do get an education of the democracy of B.S. when it comes to keeping our land open for all of us. Most other states welcome off roaders.
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nayther
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Dirtclods wrote:
Great post Nayter I used to love to ride the other side where it's all fenced off now for the "tortoises" . Kind of like the Barstow to Vegas corridor that Senator Dianne Feinstein closed down ~ said to protect the "tortoises" but then.... U.S Army used it for Tank Maneuers?


You learn a lot when you're D37 DLO, most of it is not good.
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Dirtclods
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Great post Nayter I used to love to ride the other side where it's all fenced off now for the "tortoises" . Kind of like the Barstow to Vegas corridor that Senator Dianne Feinstein closed down ~ said to protect the "tortoises" but then.... U.S Army used it for Tank Maneuers?
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nayther
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Dirtclods wrote:
At some point in time the enviromist are going to say their ruining the desert.

I'm suprized that their's not one for Norm I haven't been to the site for a couple of years.


sure is one for Norm, his old linemens boots are set in concrete.

The site of the monument is on land that was acquired by an energy development company as mitigation repayment land for contiguous plots elsewhere that they developed solar on. This land is then given to Fish and Game to manage (tortoise) but they don't have resources to manage it so they grant it to an outside foundation (can't remember their name but met with their director) and they manage the land, taking much for the tortoise and closing it but also allowing recreation on non-tortoise land (hills in particular). When we spoke I was assured that the Memorial was not going to be touched.

Sorry for the long post but I think it's safe
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Dirtclods
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At some point in time the enviromist are going to say their ruining the desert.

I'm suprized that their's not one for Norm I haven't been to the site for a couple of years.
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nayther
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dedmiston wrote:
Dirtclods wrote:
Just FYI for those of you that don't have a GPS you can just use google it'll map it out for you. Just enter the GPS Coordinates like this

N 35 12.951 W 117.059






The H U S K Y M O N U M E N T


It gets bigger and bigger every time we ride out there. I can't believe how much it's grown just in the past 10-15 years.

Pretty inspiring.


I'm just disappointed that there are so many "non-desert" memorials there, even one for a Harley rider, no mention of OHV. Originally this was more of a collection of memorials for fallen desert racers like the original memorial for Erickson, guys like Norm Stewart (instrumental in District 37 desert racing for YEARS, and Mike "Downhill" Alexander, a well known fast guy and many others from various clubs and non-club members. I'm not saying it should be limited to bikes but more directly to OHV users. I personally have set three or four for fallen Viewfinders, actually built one myself.
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Dirtclods
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I found Tonka Town without GPS now I'm going to try to find the fresh water gold fish pond out there.
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dedmiston
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Dirtclods wrote:
Just FYI for those of you that don't have a GPS you can just use google it'll map it out for you. Just enter the GPS Coordinates like this

N 35 12.951 W 117.059






The H U S K Y M O N U M E N T


It gets bigger and bigger every time we ride out there. I can't believe how much it's grown just in the past 10-15 years.

Pretty inspiring.

2014 RAM 3500 Diesel 4x4 Dually long bed. B&W RVK3600 hitch • 2015 Crossroads Elevation Homestead Toy Hauler ("The Taj Mahauler") • <\br >Toys:

  • 18 Can Am Maverick x3
  • 05 Yamaha WR450
  • 07 Honda CRF250X
  • 05 Honda CRF230
  • 06 Honda CRF230

Dirtclods
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Just FYI for those of you that don't have a GPS you can just use google it'll map it out for you. Just enter the GPS Coordinates like this

N 35 12.951 W 117.059






The H U S K Y M O N U M E N T
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