Off-Road Trails in Baja California

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Learn more about Bahia San Quintin
 Bahia San Quintin

Bahia San Quintin

Starting from Ejido Chapala, this route traces the closest passable contour along the backside of Bahia San Quintin. Along the way, you may encounter various reptiles, unique bird species, and possibly snakes. Initially, for about…
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Total Miles
10.3
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Spring, Summer, Winter
Learn more about Arbolitos Cove
Arbolitos Cove

Arbolitos Cove

This trail is an out-and-back route with a loop at the end, offering the opportunity to visit several lookout points ranging from 50 to 100 feet above the Pacific Ocean. Despite its short duration and…
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Total Miles
3.0
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Learn more about Arroyo Colonet
Arroyo Colonet

Arroyo Colonet

Upon reaching Colonet via Highway One, take a right turn before the bridge, marking the beginning of your venture along the dirt road. This path will lead you alongside the wash, ultimately guiding you to…
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Total Miles
9.0
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Learn more about Bahia de las Animas
Bahia de las Animas

Bahia de las Animas

This side trail from Valle de los Cirios takes you to the cove/beach of Bahia de las Animas. The trail is easy enough for 2WD, and even the low clearance of a BMW X5 made…
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Total Miles
10.9
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Winter, Spring, Fall
Learn more about Calamajue Canyon Trail
Calamajue Canyon Trail

Calamajue Canyon Trail

As one embarks on the desert trail, commencing at the once-known intersection of Cocos Corner, the initial path reveals itself as a rugged and narrow dirt road that accommodates only a single vehicle at a…
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Total Miles
28.9
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Spring, Fall, Winter
Learn more about Canyon de Guadalupe High Road
Canyon de Guadalupe High Road

Canyon de Guadalupe High Road

When this road through the lake bed is wet and muddy, this is the safe route to access the Canyon de Guadalupe Hot Springs. It is long and bumpy, so it's wise to air down…
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Total Miles
34.2
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Spring, Fall
Learn more about Catavina - San Jose del Faro
Catavina - San Jose del Faro

Catavina - San Jose del Faro

Remote dirt road route connecting Catavina to the tiny fishing village of San Jose del Faro on the Pacific Coast. This route is popular with the dual-sport touring motorcycle crowd as well as surfers looking…
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Total Miles
47.6
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Spring, Fall, Winter
Learn more about Coastal Lighthouse Route
Coastal Lighthouse Route

Coastal Lighthouse Route

The road ahead is narrow, designed for a single vehicle, and requires an experienced driver with a 2WD and clearance or a 4WD vehicle. Compared to the neighboring routes, this road is more rugged and…
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Total Miles
12.1
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Spring, Summer, Winter, Fall
Learn more about Coastal Route Punta Blanca to Santa Rosaliita
Coastal Route Punta Blanca to Santa Rosaliita

Coastal Route Punta Blanca to Santa Rosaliita

This trail, accessible from the Chapala Intermittent Route, is a relatively easy but remote path that guides you past Punta Blanca, leading all the way to a paved road less than a mile away from…
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Total Miles
57.8
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Spring, Summer, Fall
Learn more about Coco's Corner
Coco's Corner

Coco's Corner

This is the last bit of an iconic trail, a new highway was built to connect Mex 5 to Mex 1, and this is what's left; a hope not to be forgotten trail that passes…
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Total Miles
9.8
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Learn more about Control Tower Trail
Control Tower Trail

Control Tower Trail

Embark on the thrilling Control Tower Trail, starting at Tecate's outskirts and winding through remote canyons and ranches until you reach El Hongo. The trail ultimately connects to the 2D highway leading to La Rumorosa…
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Total Miles
23.5
Tech Rating
4 Moderate
Best Time
Spring, Fall, Winter, Summer
Learn more about Coyote Mikes
Coyote Mikes

Coyote Mikes

Infamous rugged trail between Mike's Sky Ranch and Rancho Coyote frequently used by moto, UTV, and 4x4 crowds. This trail includes the re-route around the washout that was used as part of the 2021 Baja…
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Total Miles
11.6
Tech Rating
6 Moderate
Best Time
Spring, Fall, Winter
Learn more about East of Ejido Uruapan
East of Ejido Uruapan

East of Ejido Uruapan

This trail forms a loop that brings you back to the town where you started. If you begin on the northern section, the trail begins in Ejido Uruapam near the hot springs in the wine…
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Total Miles
11.0
Tech Rating
5 Moderate
Best Time
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Learn more about El Marmolito
El Marmolito

El Marmolito

The starting point of this trail is Mina Marmolita, where the Enchanted Valley trail concludes. It's crucial to note that what lies ahead is considerably more challenging and remote compared to the terrain you have…
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Total Miles
28.1
Tech Rating
5 Moderate
Best Time
Spring, Fall, Winter
Learn more about El Rosario Badlands
El Rosario Badlands

El Rosario Badlands

This is a four-wheel drive dirt road starting from the small town of El Rosario, Baja California, and ending at a view of the Pacific Ocean. The road starts off in a residential area of…
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Total Miles
5.2
Tech Rating
6 Moderate
Best Time
Spring, Fall, Winter
Learn more about El Rosario to Punta San Antonio
El Rosario to Punta San Antonio

El Rosario to Punta San Antonio

Starting near El Rosario, this route takes you on a remarkably well-maintained remote road, suitable for 2WD vehicles under dry conditions. As you venture away from El Rosario, you unfortunately encounter a local landfill, which…
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Total Miles
25.4
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Learn more about Enchanted Valley to Mina Marmolito
Enchanted Valley to Mina Marmolito

Enchanted Valley to Mina Marmolito

This trail offers a captivating experience as you journey through an impressive Cardon forest, making it likely the most remarkable sight of its kind. Some Cardon cacti reach over 40 feet in height, leaving a…
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Total Miles
10.9
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Spring, Summer, Winter
Learn more about Fresas and Volcanoes
Fresas and Volcanoes

Fresas and Volcanoes

This alternative route has been established to bypass the jarring washboard road leading to La Chorera on the way to Punta Mazo Reserve. By taking the marked fork to the right along the trail, you…
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Total Miles
5.7
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Learn more about Intermittent
Intermittent

Intermittent

Rough, rocky road between Laguna Chapala (Hwy 1 / Hwy 5 junction) and the Pacific Coast. This passes through an unnamed dry lakebed labeled as Laguna Intermittent. This lakebed and the silt beds nearby would…
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Total Miles
30.4
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Spring, Fall, Winter
Learn more about La Bocana
La Bocana

La Bocana

The dirt track commences at the junction of highway one, in the quaint town of Ejido El Ejusco. From there, it winds its way through the rugged mountains and picturesque farmlands, ultimately leading to the…
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Total Miles
16.9
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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