Tag : off-roading

Joshua Tree National Park Queen Valley Rd

We took a day trip and drove into the West Entrance of Joshua Tree National Park along Park Blvd towards Hidden Valley and admired all the rock formations. We made sure we left early in the morning to avoid the crowds.   We drove to Keys View and happened to have a clear day which gave us fabulous views. Usually …

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Anza Borrego State Park Coyote Canyon

There is so much to do in the Anza Borrego State Park area including in the town of Borrego Springs. Many people think there is nothing to do out there in the barren desert but for some reason we keep coming back and never seem to run out of things to do. There are, reportedly, over 500 miles of dirt …

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KOFA National Wildlife Refuge - Arizona

The KOFA Wildlife Refuge is a 664,327 acre refuge in southwestern Arizona between Yuma and Quartzsite. The name stems from the King of Arizona mine which used to stamp its property “K of A”.  The refuge is run by the US Fish and Wildlife and provides a conservation area for the desert bighorn sheep. The area allows free camping for …

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Schnebly Hill Rd Sedona AZ

While staying at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in Cottonwood we drove to Sedona (about 30 minutes) for a few day trips of exploring and hiking. We decided one day to do some 4WD exploring and drove Schnebly Hill Rd (FS Road 153) from I-17 to Sedona. This is approximately a 13 mile drive and it is recommended to start …

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Sedona AZ

We have stayed at this State Park before in the same campground loop and quite enjoyed the area.  Our last visit was in early February of last year and we had the campground loop  practically to ourselves.  Other loops in the campground were completely empty.This year, in March, the campground was full including all loops. Good thing we had reservations. …

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Canyonlands National Park - Mesa Arch

Dead Horse Point State Park Dead Horse Point State Park is located about 30 minutes or so outside of Moab high atop a plateau and is known for its’ mountain biking trails (17 miles) and its Point which provides fantastic views of the Colorado River as iit meanders it way towards Canyonlands National Park.   Kayenta Campground at Dead Horse …

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Written on Feb, 09, 2015 by in , , | 2 Comments.
Sedona Arizona

While staying at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in Cottonwood, Arizona we had so many options of things to do that it was hard to choosel. So we did what we usually do and just dove in. We have been to this area many times before but are always looking to try something new and different. But sometimes we mix …

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Quartzsite AZ RV Show

The Big Tent RV Show The Quartzsite Sports, Vacation & RV Show, known as “The Largest Gathering of RVers in the world”, is held every January and attracts lots and lots of people and RVs to attend this special show. I think the real reason everyone shows up is more for the atmosphere, the meeting of friends, and the social …

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Those Young Guys Yuma Proving Ground

Imperial Dam Recreation Area – California As we sit at our site at Mittry Lake and look across the lake we can see what looks like thousands and thousands of RVs. It’s the Imperial Dam Recreation Area.   We decided to drive up there and check out the BLM camping in that area. We crossed the Colorado River just north …

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Written on Jan, 10, 2015 by in , , , | 4 Comments.
Anza Borrego Blair Valley Pictograps Trail

Blair Valley sits on the east side of S2 south of Hwy 78 in the Anza Borrego State Park and was once the home of Marshall South who lived with his family atop Ghost Mountain. The valley offers excellent dry camping and if your rig is a 4WD you can find excellent isolated spots to camp. Have I mentioned I …

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