SC176 Gold Canyon Road

Total Miles
6.2

Elevation

1,244.15 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

This 6-mile sandy road starts at Jawbone Canyon Road. It travels north through sandy washes. Off-camber, deep sand, and ruts are the main obstacles. Then it is a steep climb on an uneven and winding trail to the top. At that point, SC176 continues to the northeast. There is also a split-off to the LA Aqueduct Road. The trail travels through various jurisdictions--Jawbone OHV, BLM, and Red Rock State Park. No Green Sticker vehicles are allowed. The rock formations throughout the trail are stunning. There are main split-off trails that can be confusing but ultimately come back to Gold Canyon Road at some point. Be cautious as these tracks can be very deep sand. There are many wildflowers in the higher sections to admire.

Photos of SC176 Gold Canyon Road

SC176 Gold Canyon Road
SC176 Gold Canyon Road
SC176 Gold Canyon Road

Difficulty

This trail takes you through various sandy washes. There are many off-trails from the main road. Some can be very deep sand. There are many washboards in the first half of the trail coming from Jawbone Road. The second half becomes more deep ruts until it climbs up a very steep incline of winding, off-camber sections.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

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Access Description

Take Highway 14 to Jawbone Canyon Road past the Jawbone OHV area.

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