Cow Tracks

Total Miles


445.07 ft


0.5 Hours

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Best Time

Fall, Winter, Spring

Trail Overview

The cows know where to go. This trail is generally clear where to go, but there are some sections where serious braiding happens, and people have just driven wherever they want across the desert. Do your best to stick to the most developed tracks in order to help the desert heal. The easy way to do this is if the tracks are in a narrow wash. That's the route. Keep your eye out for the well-established cow tracks that lead from the open desert to the corral near the trail's end. There are a few nice dispersed camping spots with excellent views. Especially down the one-side trail around the halfway mark. Some sections of the route are narrow, with creosote and mesquite trees happily removing a layer of clear coat. Another section travels in the sandy wash making for more difficult progress. Two narrow bushy sections with deep holes may be impassable when wet. The rest of the trail is flat and easy. Two bars of LTE Verizon service fade in and out. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for some of the fascinating military aircraft that train in the area.


Narrow sections and some deeper holes and washouts. The trail travels in the wash for sections at a time.

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