Rockin' Ram Trail

Total Miles
17.7

Elevation

568.30 ft

Duration

2.5 Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Winter, Fall

Trail Overview

You can stage at some of the many RV parks in Quartzsite along Highway 95 or on BLM land along the highway. You access this 18-mile trail in the desert on the east side of Highway 95. Follow the track across the desert to the Plomosa Mountains. Plomosa Pass is rocky, narrow, tight turns, and a lot of fun in our 72-inch CanAm X3 Max SXS. Big horn sheep are often visible along the trail. This trail is very fun and moderately challenging. On the east side of the mountains, be sure to stop for lunch in Brenda.

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Rockin' Ram Trail
Rockin' Ram Trail
Rockin' Ram Trail

Difficulty

Plomosa Pass has some steep, rocky, narrow parts with tight turns. Much of the trail is flat across the desert, although there are some washes and drainage areas. These are great for viewing driftwood created by the summer monsoon rains.

History

Abandoned mines around Guadalupe and Scaddan Mountains are available to hike to and tour.

Technical Rating

4

Status Reports

Rex S
Feb 18, 2024
2011 Can-Am Commander 1000
Open
There is a mile or so of pretty tough trail conditions through the Plomosa mountain pass with significant drops, big and unstable rocks on the trail. I my opinion, that section is more like 6 or 7/10. Manageable- but you will need some stomach and a healthy machine.
John H
Feb 08, 2024
4x4
Open
Did this in my JLUR - no problems but hairier than expected. Steep hills with sharp turns. Lots o fun.

Access Description

Staging areas in Quartzsite are plentiful. Many RV Parks have overnight areas that allow for staging, as well as BLM lands along the highway. Schedule your trip for early in the day. You'll have a better chance of seeing wildlife.

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