Upper Red Raven Road

Total Miles


461.52 ft


1.5 Hours

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Best Time

Spring, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

This upper section of the road begins easily enough, then turns more difficult the further one proceeds. It is incredibly remote and has unbelievable views of the valleys and mountains as the terrain changes. It goes from the dense forests of Saguaro to Ocotillo and Cholla back to Saguros again as it dives and climbs through the hills and valleys. The further south one gets, the more varied the terrain becomes. There are steep drop-offs and rises out of washes with tight corners and boulder fields of sharp Lava rock just waiting to claim a tire. Some sections are so faint as to where the trail goes one will need to get out and walk to be sure they are not headed off course. The recording ends at a very steep drop-off shelf into a wash about 3ft high that was past the capabilities of the high clearance 4x4 that the trail was run with. The route continues to the south for a more heavily modified vehicle, SXS, Moto, or ATV. There is no cell service out here.

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Upper Red Raven Road
Upper Red Raven Road


Mostly easy, but some sandy sections run in the wash, then there are deeper transitions across washes and there is one steep shelf where this trail recording ends.

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