Yuma To Desert Center/Indio--all dirt

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Truckin_Thumper, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. Truckin_Thumper

    Truckin_Thumper low profile

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    I know there are a LOT of gravel roads/paths between these two places.
    I know it is hot as hell.

    What I do NOT know is how far it is and what roads are best to take.
    Is it over 200 miles?


    and would any of ya have a gpx. of it my any chance? :ear


    Thanx
    T_T
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  2. Desertdweller

    Desertdweller Adventurer

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    From Yuma, run next to the RR tracks thru Glamis to Hwy 78. From Glamis Beach Store, slab it north on 78 to Milipitas Trail. Take Milipitas Trail north to Bradshaw Trail. Take Bradshaw Trail westerly until you hit Chuckawalla Trail. Take Chuckawalla Trail to Corn Springs Rd and that puts you in the vicinity of Desert Center (maybe a little east). I don't have a gpx, but you can google it for mileage. I don't think the route exceeds 200 miles, but may be wrong.

    If you break down out there this time of year chances are good you will expire from the heat. Not worth the risk IMHO. Good luck.
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  3. Truckin_Thumper

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    Actually the part that is the most problem is sleeping. Pitching a tent in 100+ temps may be the disqualifier.

    Oh, and it looks like the route is about 120 miles.
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  4. FakeName

    FakeName Wile E Coyote SuperGenius

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    Be aware: No gas in Desert Center. There is a dirt road that runs parallel to the 10 from Desert Center to Chiriaco Summit that has gas and the Patton Museum.
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  5. RiverRat

    RiverRat Long timer

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    There are some good trails. This is RR territory.
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