Sunkist

Total Miles
7.0

Elevation

325.05 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Fall, Winter

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Trail Overview

This 7-mile trail across the desert on the east side of Quartzsite is one of the main trails to go north or south to other trails. It is dusty and very rough in places, but it's used by many to access other areas of the valley. Not much to see except mountains in the distance and cacti, but if it's rained recently, many varieties of the cactus will be in bloom. Wildlife you're likely to see here are coyotes and quail. Sunkist takes you to trails that lead to the mountains, to Bouse, to Plomosa Road, to the Painted Mountains, and more.

Difficulty

Monsoon or heavy rains cause areas of wash and erosion. Some crossings of washes, even when they're dry, are rough and rocky.

Technical Rating

2

Access Description

From Highway 95 (Central Blvd) in Quartzsite, go east on either Senter Street or Tyson Street to Plymouth Road. Pick up Sunkist there.