The Narrows

Total Miles
9.6

Elevation

1,202.87 ft

Duration

3 Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

This is a challenging, but fun trail through the El Paso Mountains, known for the abandoned mines and cabins of years past, and amazing camping. The highlight of the trail is a narrow, rocky section called The Narrows. Handle this section with extreme patience and care. Long wheelbase vehicles not recommended and 4WD is required. After you successfully navigate The Narrows, continue exploring the other connected trails in the area, such as Last Chance Canyon and Bonanza Gulch, as well as Burro Schmidt's Tunnel. The Narrows can be accessed via Mesquite Canyon Road to the northwest or Redrock Randsburg Road to the southeast.

Photos of The Narrows

The Narrows
The Narrows
The Narrows

Difficulty

The first part of the trail is through a very sandy wash, which turns into The Narrows, an extremely narrow, rocky, challenging and jagged trail. The driver must skillfully navigate through this section or damage their vehicle.

History

Like many Mojave Desert trails on BLM land, this navigates past many abandoned mines and shacks. Occasionally, drivers and riders may come across folks sifting the sand for bits of gold.

Technical Rating

4

Status Reports

Joseph Benitez
Mar 10, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
Very fun and easy trail.some clearance and 35s would help but not necessary. A stock 4x4 can clear picking the right lines. Lots of rocks and scenic views will definitely be coming back to this place. Also a flat area on top of the trail could be used for camping.

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