Thelma and Louise Trail

Total Miles
5.7

Elevation

722.74 ft

Duration

1.5 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Many have heard of the movie Thelma and Louise. Come see the jump site and some surrounding additions to the adjacent fence. This is a fun, easy trail that can be added to a visit to the Three Corners Monument. There are also lots of other things to see, including some beautiful Joshua tree forested areas. You can also go down into the Beaver Dam Wash during the correct times of the year. Do not go into this wash during the spring when there is snow melt or anytime there are forecasted thunderstorms anywhere in this region. Rain falling far away from this site can come down the wash with incredible force and threaten the lives of anyone caught in the wash. There are limited spots for you to enter/exit the wash. This whole area is relatively easy for the majority of the trails, so it's time to go explore.

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Thelma and Louise Trail
Thelma and Louise Trail
Thelma and Louise Trail

Difficulty

This trail is rated a 2 because there are a couple of washed areas that have some deeper ruts. The vast majority of the trail is a clear 1, but this is not an area for highway AWD vehicles. The trails are narrow and they will almost assuredly get scratched by the nearby sagebrush. There are also areas of deeper sand, and during the long dry periods that are common in this area, those areas can become very difficult for vehicles not equipped for traveling through deep sand.

Technical Rating

2

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Access Description

This is an easy trail to find on the southern end. It is very near the new TA travel plaza that opened recently. If you're looking for a lunch spot, this works great. On the northern end, you can catch the trail on your way to the TA.

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