Quartzsite anyone?

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by O'Hooligan, Nov 22, 2020.

  1. O'Hooligan

    O'Hooligan Ken Dodd's dads dogs dead

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    Thinking about camping in Quartzsite in my trailer in late February any interest or anybody already go there. Would like to check out the area on a dual sport.
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  2. pceire32

    pceire32 Irish Supporter

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    A group of us meet & camp on BLM land in Quartzsite at Posada South every year.
    This year it has been cancelled because some attendees come down from Canada and the border is closed. There is a lot of off road riding in the area. :-)
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  3. Little Bike

    Little Bike Air/Clutz Sue Supporter

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    Check out the Wileys Well area, lots of good riding.
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  4. talcon

    talcon Adventurer Supporter

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    I will be dry camping around Quartzsite in Feb (all winter) with my travel trailer & 250 dual sport with the exception of a short trip to Tucson for a few days. No firm dates for that yet. I stay in free spots, move every 14 days, etc. Currently traveling with another vet. If you’d like to camp with us when the time comes, send me a PM and I’ll send you a locator pin. Or do you already know where you’re going or have a preference?
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  5. O'Hooligan

    O'Hooligan Ken Dodd's dads dogs dead

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    Talcon, will do. I'm on a 250 also.
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  6. Granitic

    Granitic Backcountry rider

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    Is there any terrain or is it all flat and sandy? Looks like the uplands are designated wilderness.
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  8. Little Bike

    Little Bike Air/Clutz Sue Supporter

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    There are routes in the Chuckwalla Mountains, I used to have a map, but I have no idea where it is now. There’s also the Bradshaw Trail, there are trails that take off from it. Look up Augustine Road and Red Canyon.

    edit, here’s a map showing trails.
    https://myjeeprocks.com/forums/forum/pitch-a-tent/gps-mapping/20241-summit-road
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    KICKNBACK Old enough to know better young enough not to care

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    You can always ride the Bradshaw trail to the Hauser Geode beds and try your luck at rock hounding. Also part of the CABDR is not far from there.
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  10. O'Hooligan

    O'Hooligan Ken Dodd's dads dogs dead

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    I think you need to show me!
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    KICKNBACK Old enough to know better young enough not to care

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    What bike are you bringing?
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  12. DR650SEDDY

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    Don't go too far south on 95, it's a military proving ground and they keep extent it wider every year it seems. It's south & south east (& west) of Kofa National Wild life Refuge. You're not allowed there. That's an older map they may extent it wider by now.
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  13. O'Hooligan

    O'Hooligan Ken Dodd's dads dogs dead

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    I'll be on the Kawasaki Super Sherpa 250cc of rip roaring power!
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  14. renogeorge

    renogeorge Let's ride!!

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    Unless something has changed, it is legal to ride KOFA as long as you stay on roads. There are a lot of interesting dirt roads and scenery. I have ridden aroundQZ many many times. I am a little burnt out on the stuff close to town as it is well worn by the side by sides. KOFA is much better IMO. Also if you are there during the Parker off road race, it can be fun to check that out. Course comes down to Bouse. FWIW
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    KICKNBACK Old enough to know better young enough not to care

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    Nice a bike that size just going around the block feels like you have gone RTW
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  16. O'Hooligan

    O'Hooligan Ken Dodd's dads dogs dead

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    20160722_111536.jpg once you go Sherpa you can't go back!
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    O'Hooligan Ken Dodd's dads dogs dead

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    The little bike that can!
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  18. mkitchen

    mkitchen Been here awhile

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    I too recomend the KOFA as an area to ride. Also the Peace Trail and all the spurs. There is a trail guide that is sold locally and has a lot of routes but I do not recall the name. If you ask in Q I am sure that someone can direct you to a copy. We plan on going to Q in January for a few weeks.
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