Coyote Canyon

Hardpack, Trails, Sand, and More.

Moderator: Sitewide Forum Moderators

Post Reply
alyshka
5th Gear "Pinned" Member
5th Gear "Pinned" Member
Posts: 453
Joined: Tue May 23, 2006 9:31 pm
Please enter the middle number: 5
Location: pauma valley

Coyote Canyon

Post by alyshka » Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:28 pm

Anybody know if it is still open? passable? done it lately?
Robert Hancock
"The task that has fallen to us as Americans is to keep alive the hope and dream of freedom"
Ronald Reagan
alyshka r.i.p. 1987-2004
Alyshka's Photos

crash
7th Gear "No Brakes" Member
7th Gear "No Brakes" Member
Posts: 3915
Joined: Mon May 20, 2002 7:31 pm
Please enter the middle number: 5
Location: USA

Post by crash » Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:00 am

I do it every year. If you mean is it passable to the entrance to Coyote Canyon, yes. The "beach" at the guage station is gone, but the river/stream is flowing as normal. Upper Willows is closed as has been the case for many years now. You can not make a through trip up the mountains.

User avatar
gelwell
6th Gear "Wide Open" Member
6th Gear "Wide Open" Member
Posts: 1548
Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2005 1:14 pm
Please enter the middle number: 5
Location: Vista, CA.

Post by gelwell » Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:30 am

crash wrote: Upper Willows is closed as has been the case for many years now. You can not make a through trip up the mountains.
Too bad to, some of the best riding I've done was up Coyote canyon. Great for warm weather riding in the day. Going back and forth thru the water, jumping off the bank into the water, coming up the other bank for another jump. Then hitting the berms on top near Sheep canyon campground was a lot of fun. Unfortunately all of Anza Borrego is closed except for the Ocotillo Wells OHV park. Now you cannot take street legal 4x4's up there either. Coyote canyon is only good for car camping, hiking and horse back riding. The enviromentalist and the horse people teamed up to get us out of there.
"Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end"

crash
7th Gear "No Brakes" Member
7th Gear "No Brakes" Member
Posts: 3915
Joined: Mon May 20, 2002 7:31 pm
Please enter the middle number: 5
Location: USA

Post by crash » Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:37 am

Let's be clear. Collins Valley is still open. At least it was when I went last summer. When you say car camping, there aren't too many cars that will reach Coyote Canyon. You must go up "The Rock Pile" still. I always get looks of shock when Jeepers see me in that valley in my stock Jeep Grand Cherokee. :D

User avatar
gelwell
6th Gear "Wide Open" Member
6th Gear "Wide Open" Member
Posts: 1548
Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2005 1:14 pm
Please enter the middle number: 5
Location: Vista, CA.

Post by gelwell » Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:56 am

crash wrote:Let's be clear. Collins Valley is still open. At least it was when I went last summer. When you say car camping, there aren't too many cars that will reach Coyote Canyon. You must go up "The Rock Pile" still. I always get looks of shock when Jeepers see me in that valley in my stock Jeep Grand Cherokee. :D
I know that spot. The last time I was in that area they had a gate going across the bottom of the Rock Pile. Does that mean you can still get to Sheep canyon campground? If so I will be going back. I used to take that in my stock KIA sportage and got the same strange looks.
"Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end"

crash
7th Gear "No Brakes" Member
7th Gear "No Brakes" Member
Posts: 3915
Joined: Mon May 20, 2002 7:31 pm
Please enter the middle number: 5
Location: USA

Post by crash » Mon Jan 08, 2007 12:03 pm

About three or four year ago one had to stop at the ranger station and get the combo to the gate after signing the release form for liability, but for the last couple years the gate has just been open. The only place you still can not go is the permanently closed area to the north.(Upper Willows) Access to all the valleys and camps in Collins valley are still open as far as I know. I hope so as I just made my April reservations.

User avatar
gelwell
6th Gear "Wide Open" Member
6th Gear "Wide Open" Member
Posts: 1548
Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2005 1:14 pm
Please enter the middle number: 5
Location: Vista, CA.

Post by gelwell » Mon Jan 08, 2007 12:27 pm

Might have to take a pre run and check it out
"Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end"

Post Reply

Return to “Ocotillo Wells”