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“wow a free visit worth the detour”

Rainbow Basin Natural Area
Ranked #2 of 18 things to do in Barstow
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Owner description: This scenic desert area is good for hiking and other outdoor activities.
Reviewed August 30, 2017

It is a must the road in the desert and the scenic road was worth the detour the off roads are amazing||

2  Thank Piero L
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"scenic drive"
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"owl canyon"
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"mojave desert"
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"dirt road"
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"worth the detour"
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"natural beauty"
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"artist's palette"
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"cool place"
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"death valley national park"
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"beautiful scenery"
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"colored rocks"
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"several years"
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"spur of the moment"
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"low clearance"
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"formations"
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Reviewed July 16, 2017

We drove through there several years ago. It is an easy dirt road. There are colorful rock and dirt formations. This is a good winter time site seeing drive because it is too hot in the summer.

3  Thank Sue R
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Reviewed June 29, 2017

The road to rainbow basin is not paved and just gravel. I think it's about 2 miles atleast on this road once turning off main road. Good for off road vehicles or cars you don't care about getting scratched or dirty. Once there though, it'a beautiful.

2  Thank Tink2004
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Reviewed April 27, 2017

Great, quick outing from Barstow. Worth the detour even if you're passing through. Fun little drive, only takes an hour or so. Lots of hiking trails if you have more time.

2  Thank Ellen C
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Reviewed April 5, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful geographic area. Unusual rock formations and color combinations. One can drive thru the area as well as explore on foot

3  Thank Edward W
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