Upland BLM Inlet | Vekol Wash Access

Total Miles
2.5

Elevation

447.73 ft

Duration

0.25 Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

This trail connects Upland Street to the Vekol Wash and the larger BLM Trail System. It's fairly beginner-level, however, there is very soft and deep sand at the crossing of the Vekol Wash, and it should not be attempted by most 2WD vehicles. Numerous low spots fill up with deceptively deep water after it rains, sometimes 12 inches. However, one spot just north of the crossing has seen 15+-inch deep standing water at the very bottom of the dip. Thankfully, most of the problem dips have bypasses next to them.

Difficulty

The majority of this stretch is easy, however, there are several mud holes. While normally dry, they pose no issue, but sometimes after rain they can be 12 inches deep or more. They are typically bypassable. This area is subject to flash flooding once or twice a year at the Vekol Wash crossing.

History

This area has in the past been used for cattle grazing. Some barb wire fences are around, but they do not block the trails.

Technical Rating

4

Status Reports

Brentt Graeb
Feb 11, 2024
2017 Polaris Ranger Crew XP 1000
Open
Muddy/Wet

Access Description

Access via Upland Street. There is not much room for trailering in at this spot, however, a quarter mile west of Upland Street is a parking and staging area at the Desert Valley BLM Entrance.

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