Skeleton Pass Road

Mojave Trails National Monument, California

Elevation Gain740ft
Trailhead Elevation1,019ft
Elevation Min/Max1019/1516ft
Elevation Start/End1019/1019ft

Skeleton Pass Road

Skeleton Pass Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in San Bernardino County, California. It is within Mojave Trails National Monument and Old Woman Mountains Wilderness Area. It is 19.1 miles long and begins at 1,019 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 38.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 740 feet. This trail connects with the following: Old Woman Meteorite Road.

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Backcountry Adventures: Southern California (Adler Publishing )
Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson
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"Skeleton Pass Road is a roughly graded dirt road that travels from National Trails Highway (Route 66) to join the wider, graded dirt road in Cadiz Valley. Along the way, it travels down the wide, sloping bajada between the jagged peaks of the Old Woman Mountains and the Ship Mountains, passing through a varied landscape vegetated with creosote bush and cactus. Rockhounding areas in the Ship Mountains containing the multicolored opalite can be reached from this trail. The trail borders the Old Woman Mountains Wilderness on its western edge. It is easygoing in dry weather and suitable for high-clearance 2WD vehicles. Special Attractions: Rockhounding for opalite in the Ship Mountains; Views of the rugged Old Woman Mountains and Cadiz Valley. High-clearance vehicles are preferred, but not necessary. This trail is dirt roads, but may have rocks, grades, water crossings, or ruts that make clearance a concern in a normal passenger vehicle. The trail is fairly wide, so that passing is possible at almost any point along the trail. Mud is not a concern under normal weather conditions." Read more

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Trail Information

Mojave Trails National Monument
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Mojave Trails National Monument
USGS Danby, Skeleton Pass, Cadiz Lake NE, Chubbuck, Amboy, Sheep Hole Mts.
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Dec 2018