Childago Canyon Road

Total Miles


2,129.97 ft


1 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Fall

Trail Overview

The road is typically graded depending on the time of the year. It's mostly crushed dirt with a few small broken rocks along the trail. The east-to-west trail can be run in either direction. The west side is the higher elevation, around 7,000 feet. The west section is part of the Inyo National Forest. The east section is BLM land. It slowly drops down to just under 5,000 feet. You will encounter rolling hills and winding trails. The highlight is a mile-and-a-half section called Red Rock Canyon. This section has beautiful red volcanic rock formations. The canyon becomes very narrow at times but is wide enough for most vehicles and full-sized trucks.

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Childago Canyon Road
Childago Canyon Road
Childago Canyon Road


The road is typically graded a few times of the year. Seasonal snow and rainfall can make the road more challenging. Snow is typical during the winter and can make the trail impassable.

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Access Description

The west entrance can be easily accessed via Benton Crossing Road, the 395, or Benton. The east entrance can be accessed from Bishop.

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