Xskydiver, Great report. This road has also been on my bucket list for awhile, but the deep sand kind of scares me. I can't wait to see the rest. I've read those metal grates in the road were to support military tanks. Dunno... I had given up on getting a permit for the bike and was planning a trip with my friend's 4x4. A fellow inmate sent me the press release awhile back saying they would now allow street legal motorcycles. He suggested we attack it together, but I don't know. I'm skeered of the deep sand. Even though permits are now issued, the Cabreza Prieta NWR is closed for a large chunk of the year for some special sheep mating grounds.