Phillips Loop

Total Miles
4.6

Elevation

865.66 ft

Duration

1 Hours

Technical Rating

5

Moderate

Best Time

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Photos of Phillips Loop

Phillips Loop
Phillips Loop
Phillips Loop

Difficulty

Moderate: Much of the road is fairly easy. A section of narrow, rocky shelf road after the turn for Kramer Arch is more challenging. Highclearance stock SUVs can get through with experienced driver. Side roads are more difficult.

History

Like Doran Scenic Drive, Phillips Loop was also paved back in the 1930s and was a popular tourist destination for about 10 years. Today, what little pavement remains only serves as an obstacle to make the drive more challenging.

Technical Rating

5

Status Reports

Falynn Gonzales
Apr 07, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
Dusty
Rough/Deteriorated
Washboard
The trail was very rocky with some decent drop offs and holes. We have a rubicon on 32’s with a 2.5in lift and did fine. We went into Kramer Arch and that was awesome. Would definitely do this trail again.
Brian B
Mar 31, 2024
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet
Normal
Fun trail, some techy stuff but not too bad. Bummer part is all the trash out there left behind. Unbelievable how people just leave their crap all over the place and think it's ok. Had fun exploring caves with my son, but would find trash in the caves too.
K Ccart
Feb 18, 2024
2023 Jeep Wrangler
Open
Normal
Trail is in good condition. Took the loop in a counter clockwise direction made the trip easier. We didn’t have to crawl up the two main waterfalls just north of Kramer Arch Loop.
Sarah Boyd
Oct 31, 2023
2023 Subaru Outback
Open
Rough/Deteriorated
Washboard

Access Description

Exit I-15 at Calico Road near Yermo and head north about a mile to well-marked Mule Canyon Road on right. Drive in short distance to kiosk.

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