Road Conditions

Dirt Road Conditions

PARK MAP 

CAUTION: DUE TO RECENT HEAVY RAINS THE WASHES HAVE CHANGED AND REQUIRE HIGH CLEARANCE 4X4 ONLY WITH THE CAPACITY TO AIR DOWN TIRES DUE TO DEEP SAND.  BE PREPARED TO SELF-RESCUE WITH SUFFICIENT SUPPLIES SUCH AS FOOD, WATER, FUEL, AND BATTERY POWER FOR CELL PHONE.  CALL 9-1-1 IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.  BE ABLE TO PROVIDE GPS COORDINATES. UPDATED (02/26/24).

 Road Name

 2WD

 4WD

 Good

 Poor

 Closed

Comments 

 

Coyote Canyon

          High-clearance, 4x4 necessary in all areas 
 To Desert Garden  X        

 

Water flow at both crossings, sand & rock. Gates are closed to the middle willows due to damage caused by flash flood events from this winter’s storms. High clearance needed for Turkey Track Grade.  

  

Desert Garden to Bypass Road  CLOSED        X
 Bypass Road  CLOSED        X
 Collins Valley  CLOSED        X
 Turkey Track Grade    X      

 Borrego Badlands

 Rockhouse Canyon

           
 Font's Point Wash    X    X   Very deep sand in the S-curves, difficult to traverse even with 4x4.  
 Inspiration Wash    X    X   Sandy entrance.
Thimble/Short/Ella Washes    X    X   Sand/large ruts, high clearance needed.
Hills of the Moon Wash    X    X   High clearance, sand.
Palo Verde Wash    X    X   Deep sand, rocks.
Arroyo Salado to 17 Palms    X    X  

Soft sand starting at primitive camp, rocky, high clearance needed.

Coachwhip    X    X   Deep soft sand at entrance
Palm Wash    X   X  

Sand, rock, high clearance needed.

Truckhaven south of S22    X    X   Rocky & rutted.

Rockhouse/Butler Canyons

 See Comment  X   X  

2WD ok first mile, sandy shoulders & rocky, high clearance needed starting at the intersection of Rockhouse & Butler.

Truckhaven north of S22    X    X   Sandy, one bad rut crossing requires high clearance.

Culp Valley; Yaqui Well

           
Culp Valley Campground    X    X   Upper road is rutted, lower OK
Old Culp Valley Road    X    X   High clearance needed.
Jasper Trail    X   X   Steep, high clearance needed for rocky section.
Grapevine Canyon    X   X   High clearance needed, rock.
Yaqui Well    X    X   Soft sand to Yaqui Well.
Plum Canyon    X    X   Sand & rock.
Lizard Wash   X    X   High clearance, rock & sand.
Pinyon Wash   X   X  

Deep soft sand & rock.

Nolina Wash   X   X   Sand, sharp rocks.
Quartz Vein   X  X     Soft sand & rock.
Nude Wash   X X     Soft sand.
Mine Wash to Village Site   X  X     Mixture of sand & rock.
Mine Wash Beyond Village Site   X   X   Soft sand & rock.

Blair Valley

           

Blair Valley

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 X

 

1st mile large dips with mud & water.    

Pinyon Mountain Road   X   X  

Rough, deep soft sand; high clearance vehicle necessary at the Pinyon Drop Off (“Squeeze”) for big rocks; one way travel only.

Oriflamme/Rodriquez Canyons   X   X   Ruts, deep sand, very rocky.

Borrego Buttes & Fish Creek

           
Buttes Pass Road to The Slot

X

  X     Sand & washboard.
Buttes Pass Road to Hawk Canyon   X X     Deep sand near entrance.
San Felipe Wash   X   X   Rough washouts, rock, muddy areas.
Goat Trail   X  X     Steep areas, washboard.
Old Kane Springs Road   X   X   Rough, sandy, rocky.
Elephant Tree Trail Road   X X     Rocky.
Fish Creek to Wind Caves Trail   X   X  

Rough, sand, rocks & boulders.

Split Mountain to Olla Wash   X   X   Rough, rocks & sand.
Lycium Wash   X   X   High clearance needed, rocky.
Oyster Shell Wash   X   X   High clearance needed, rocky.
North Fork Fish Creek   X       Closed at Mollusk Wash.

Sandstone Canyon

 See Comment X    X   Narrow, obey road end.
Olla Wash   X    X   Soft sand & rock.
Blow Sand Canyon   X   X   Very deep sand.
Borrego Mountain Wash   X    X   Steep drop-off, sandy, large dips, high clearance needed.
Borrego Sink Wash   X   X   Deep sand and mud.

Bow Willow Area

           

Arroyo Tapiado /Arroyo Seco del Diablo

  X   X

 

Mud, fresh slides; high clearance vehicle needed for Diablo Drop Off into Fish Creek; One-way only.

Vallecito Wash/Palm Spring  See Comment X   X  

Washouts, rocky, sandy

Closed~7.7 mi from S2.

Bow Willow Camp    X  X    

Sandy.

Mountain Palm Springs    X     Sandy.
Indian Gorge   X   X   Rocky, high clearance needed.
Indian Valley   X     Rocky, high clearance needed.
Carrizo Canyon   X   X   Soft sand & rock further down.
Bow Willow Wash Road   X   X   Deep soft sand; Closed~4.7 miles from S2.
South Carrizo Creek Road   X   X   Deep soft sand.
Canyon Sin Nombre   X   X   Soft sand, rocky, high clearance needed.
Mortero / Jojoba Washes   X    X   Sandy, rocky, high clearance needed.
Hayden Spring Foot Traffic Only     X  Foot traffic only to preserve sensitive habitat.
Carrizo Marsh Area Closed     X Closed by Supterintendent's Order