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Address: Ocotillo, CA
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The three kinds of rock here have been exposed to heat and movement over...

The three kinds of rock here have been exposed to heat and movement over millions of years, causing remarkable coloration of the mountains.

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Exquisite solitude in Painted Gorge

There are lots of great hikes in the Coyote Mountains Wilderness area, this one is the furthest East in the range. Pick up maps and get info on other BLM desert areas at the EL... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2012
Carey G
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 16 December 2012

There are lots of great hikes in the Coyote Mountains Wilderness area, this one is the furthest East in the range. Pick up maps and get info on other BLM desert areas at the EL Centro Field Office, 1661 South 4th St. in El Centro or online. I recommend a higher clearance vehicle to get to the trailhead at the... More 

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Yuma, Arizona
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Reviewed 19 January 2012

A gorgeous area. Wildlife, nature, desert plants. A wonderful Sunday drive. A great get a way

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coronado calif
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Reviewed 29 June 2008

i have took my kids there many times its very good for young riders that are just starting and its very hot during summer so bring lots of water just go there and have fun and please take out what you bring in and keep the place open for the rest of us

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Orange Cove, CA
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Reviewed 25 April 2007

I have spent many weekends in Painted Gorge, near Ocotillo, CA. It is a very pleasant and relaxing place, albeit one with no amenities. There is no water, gas, or food for many miles. Once in the canyon, a 4X4 is highly recommended. The canyon begins at about sea level and climbs to about 3,000 ft. All but the last... More 

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