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Best scenery for Offroad riding and cool geology!

The trails are well-marked, and the best part is there are destinations to ride to, not just riding... read more

Reviewed November 8, 2018
Janis H
Upland, California
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Offroad Paradise

85000 acres of Offroad adventure here in Ocotillo Wells. Bring your Offroad toys and ride forever... read more

Reviewed May 13, 2018
Glamis, California
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

The trails are well-marked, and the best part is there are destinations to ride to, not just riding in circles. Restrooms at destinations, and great maps distributed by the Cal State Parks rangers. One of my favorite places for years, and camping and riding is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Janis H
Reviewed June 13, 2018

First off road playing at Ocotillo... It was a bit flat and dusty for my style of off roading. Geared to the fast movers of the world, not a lot to see but for a few hills and some hot water bubbling from the ground.

Date of experience: November 2017
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

85000 acres of Offroad adventure here in Ocotillo Wells. Bring your Offroad toys and ride forever. Camp anywhere you can get.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2017 via mobile

This is a big Off Road riding area. There is all kinds and types of desert riding here. All the major washes and roads have signs so you can use maps to learn the area and know where you are at. This Park borders Anza-Borrego...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank tonyk744
Reviewed March 15, 2016

This was our first time in the area and we were overwhelmed by the beauty of the place. If you can imagine a watercolor desert landscape hanging in a museum where people come to gape in awe, then Ocotillo Wells must have been the inspiration....More

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

Rode rentals here for 8 hours. What an incredible and varied location. From the Salton City view it appears as a desolate flatland. Once in the parks in the gullies and hill, and wow! Had a blast on every section. Even on what appear as...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank egraetze
Reviewed March 2, 2016

This off road vehicle park has a lot to offer. The trails are very well marked - the best I have ever seen. The terrain ranges from easy to challenging. There are a few interesting geological features to see along the trails. Be sure and...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Meezermeister
Reviewed February 17, 2016

This is our 2nd time coming to Ocotillo for off road fun. This place is amazing, we are normally camping and riding at GLAMIS but figured we give this place a shot. The weather was in the mid to high 80s this past weekend so...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Rick M
Reviewed August 7, 2015

Have stayed several times at the Blu Inn campgrounds. Greeted by Marylee, always smiling, wonderful hostess. It's close to all the places we like to ride, and after a long riding day we can jump in the pool, jacuzzi.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Marie J
Reviewed February 23, 2015

LOTS of upgrades & amenities since our visit last year. Many more shade structures with picnic tables and buried chains for security lock-up of your toys; more bathrooms, a couple shower facilities, more trash bins, and trails are better marked so's ya don't get lost...More

Date of experience: January 2015
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TR – San Diego backcountry – scorpion safari and markets (7 Replies)
I don't see a San Diego County forum, so I can't find a better place to post this: Had some errands to run in the San Diego backcountry, so I headed out Friday morning and took care of them. Note, some of the areas I visited are very HOT – temperature high in the desert that day was about 106. I keep at least a gallon of water in the car on these types of outings, and ½ gallon on my person for hikes (varies by duration). I’d seen an ad for a Scorpion Safari offered in Ocotillo Wells...More
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