El Camino Del Diablo


This trail is another trail that you would take more for the scenery rather than the difficulty. While this trail does have some extremely dusty spots and a few rocks it’s a relatively easy trail to pass through. There are lots of old ruins, lots of beautiful cacti, and plenty of interesting geological formations to stand in awe of. Much of this trail is only a few miles north of the Mexican border and also runs along the Barry M. Goldwater Range. Do not enter the live fire range. A permit is required to pass through the trail which can be received at the Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma on the west side or Cabeza Prieta N.W.R. in Ajo on the east side. Look here for more information on the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge. I took I-8E, got off at exit 14, took S. Frontage Road east until I turned south on South Ave. 15 East which then turned into a dirt road that wound through the La Fortuna Mine to reach this trail.

You’ll find a large number of water stations and emergency beacons along the trail, though during my time through I didn’t pass any illegal aliens. This trail is also frequently patrolled and there is a Border Patrol station near the east end. Enjoy the photos!

DSCF4024 DSCF4026 DSCF4027 DSCF4028 DSCF4049 DSCF4050 DSCF4051 DSCF4052 DSCF4053 DSCF4054 DSCF4055 DSCF4056 DSCF4058 DSCF4059 DSCF4060 DSCF4062 DSCF4064 DSCF4065 DSCF4066 DSCF4067 DSCF4068 DSCF4069 DSCF4070 DSCF4071 DSCF4074 DSCF4075 DSCF4076 DSCF4077 DSCF4078 DSCF4079 DSCF4081 DSCF4083 DSCF4085 DSCF4087

You’ll have to pardon the quality of my night and dusk photos, my camera lens isn’t very big and even with the night setting the exposure time is only a few seconds.

DSCF4089 DSCF4091 DSCF4092 DSCF4093 DSCF4095 DSCF4096 DSCF4098 DSCF4099

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s