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Exquisite solitude in Painted Gorge

There are lots of great hikes in the Coyote Mountains Wilderness area, this one is the furthest... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2012
Carey G
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San Diego, California
A wonderful drive

A gorgeous area. Wildlife, nature, desert plants. A wonderful Sunday drive. A great get a way

Reviewed 20 January 2012
Anne W
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Yuma, Arizona
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The three kinds of rock here have been exposed to heat and movement over millions of years, causing remarkable coloration of the mountains.
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16 Dec 2012
“Exquisite solitude in Painted Gorge”
19 Jan 2012
“A wonderful drive”
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Ocotillo, CA
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Reviewed 16 December 2012

There are lots of great hikes in the Coyote Mountains Wilderness area, this one is the furthest East in the range. Pick up maps and get info on other BLM desert areas at the EL Centro Field Office, 1661 South 4th St. in El Centro...More

3  Thank Carey G
Reviewed 20 January 2012

A gorgeous area. Wildlife, nature, desert plants. A wonderful Sunday drive. A great get a way

2  Thank Anne W
Reviewed 29 June 2008

i have took my kids there many times its very good for young riders that are just starting and its very hot during summer so bring lots of water just go there and have fun and please take out what you bring in and keep...More

6  Thank marktheshark57
Reviewed 25 April 2007

I have spent many weekends in Painted Gorge, near Ocotillo, CA. It is a very pleasant and relaxing place, albeit one with no amenities. There is no water, gas, or food for many miles. Once in the canyon, a 4X4 is highly recommended. The canyon...More

7  Thank DMFleming
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