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Ocotillo Wells

Ride Type: 

Location: 

Salton City

Distance/Length: 

30,000 + Acres

Highway: 

Hwy 78

Located between Julian & Brawley off state highway 78.

Beautiful riding areas with plenty of things to do for everyone. All levels of riders will enjoy this area.

Anza-Borrego desert is awesome in the spring when the cactus are in bloom. Plenty of camping spots like Holmes camp or just pull out into the desert if you want to be away from everyone.

Just remember to clean up after yourself. Also a hotel and RV campground at the Desert Ironwoods.
Comments:Ocotillo Wells is a great riding area. I just got a suzuki 250 4-stroke and was out there my second ime riding it. it was the best place i've been to by far. im only 14 and i have good control and handling but only because i am nearly a pro bmx rider. it is great if you like jumps and sand, perfect for quads and a rush for experienced dirt bike riders. it says its the best spot for any level rider, i disagree. if you just got your 4 or 5 year old a new honda 50 and are looking for a place to take him, then this may no be the right place. its a little too rocky and those little tires wont do to well in some of the sand out there. you may have heard of another area called wildmar. this is perfect for young riders. my suggestion is hat you take him out of school for a day and take him out there. you'll have the whole place to your selves and he will bee going up those trails in no time. though, when he gets a little older, i do not recommend going there. start heading over to ocotillo wells or hungry vally once you get him above 100 cc's.

- Nick

Still one of the last places to go in CA. that's free of charge for admission and to camp overnight for up to 30 days a year. No water is available anywhere close by so be sure to bring your own & no glass containers are allowed. The terrain covers just about a little of everything for off-roaders except only one area of deep sand dunes. Mostly dirt trails, hills, and sagebrush with Joshua tree cactus. Very nice place for a two day ride if you bring plenty to drink 'cause very dry & hot in this wide open area with very little shade. Take Hwy. 78 to main gate entrance.

- Bikeryakman