Odessa-Doran Loop

A really fun trail with a nearby ghost town you won't want to miss.

Total Miles


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4 Hours
Technical Rating
6 / 10
Best Time
Winter/ Spring/ Summer/ Fall

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Trail Overview
Odessa-Doran Loop
This is a great little route that meanders through Odessa Canyon and ascends into the Calico Mountains. Next you drive down through Doran Canyon where you can see open mines, including the very large Bismark Mine. Green-sticker vehicles can have fun playing on the side roads in this area, but stay on open routes only.
The eroded paved portions of this trail are remnants of old Doran Scenic Drive, constructed in the 1930s and popular for about a decade. A few old signs remain and many maps, including Google Earth, still refer to this loop as Doran Scenic Drive.
Getting There
Get off I-15 at Ghost Town Road and head north. After 3.5 miles, you’ll go past entrance to Calico Ghost Town. Continue another half mile to start of trail on left, marked Doran Scenic Drive (later marked CM 7635).
Contact for Current Conditions
BLM, Barstow Field Office
(760) 252-6000