Quite a pleasant and fun drive. Just 9 days after the gates opened, had the chance to do this trail. The art statues before going into the trail are fantastic, a must for photos.
The trail is actually very driveable. Don't be too excited for the water crossings right now, the first one was completely dry, and only the second crossing had water, about 8 inches deep. At least it helped cool my tires off. Most of the trail is just sandy roads, the fun part is trying to go as fast as possible on the berms, and bounce from one to the next. There is one up hill that has a rest point in the middle where there is a little flat section. I turned on my 4lo, and zipped up the trail. Nothing hairy. We try to drive all the way to where the "locked" gate is at, but turned around before. That last section is on the stream bed and can get quite rocky, actually very good practice for those who want beginners rock crawling. We did it in 2 hours and 20 minutes, with a couple of stops for the historic marker and taking video footage. You can easily drive 35+mph in the berms, just be quick with your steering, haha. Highly recommend you download maps, and use a gps so you can see where your re going. It's just easier than trying to find the signs on the trail.