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Those interested in riding their Dirt Bikes, ATV's, UTV's, Side-by-Sides, Jeeps or other off-road vehicles in the desert and mountains of Southern California. This meetup will host both day trips and multi-day camping and riding trips.

Members are welcome from all of Southern California. Valleys include; San Fernando, San Gabriel, Santa Clarita, Conjeo, Simi, Antelope, Lucerne, and any I missed.

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Afton Canyon Camp-n-Ride

Afton Canyon Campground

I will be hosting a Camp-n-Ride at Afton Canyon. Known as "The Grand Canyon of the Mojave" this is the only place where the Mojave River flows above ground year-round.

Camping is available at Afton Canyon Campground on a first-come basis for a fee of $6 per night. There are only 19 spots at this site but an overflow camping area is available a few hundred yards up Afton Road. There is also camping off Interstate 15 at Basin Road which is several miles East of the Afton Road Exit. A trail runs along the North side of the freeway that takes you back to Afton Road. Camping might also be available off Afton Road just North of the Freeway (might check with the BLM office to confirm).

I will be camping Thursday - Sunday but only leading rides on Friday and Saturday.

*Friday Ride*
This ride is tentative until I get a chance to pre-run it and make sure all the trails are still open. We will head west around the Cady Mountains towards Highway 40. We will cross the highway and stop at the gate to the Pisgah Lava Fields. We will spend some time here allowing everyone to explore the many caves and lava tubes. Round trip is about 75 miles.

Sites we will visit include:
* The Cliffs
* The Triangles
* Pisgah Lava Fields

*Saturday RIde*
Because most of the sites are just across the Mojave River from the Campground, I will take the group West around
the Cady Mountains. I expect the round trip will be about 75 miles.

Sites we will visit include:
* The Mojave River Water Crossing
* Spooky Canyon
* The Mojave Megaphone
* A Buried Boxcar
* Borax Mine
* Grave Site

Actual route lengths, campsite coordinates and more details will be added over the next few weeks.

These organizers are not professional guides or trained leaders and are not medically trained to handle emergencies. Please carry a personal medical emergency kit and any medications you need.

Motorized off-road driving/riding is an inherently dangerous activity that can lead to serious injuries including but not limited to slip and fall injuries, fractures, rattlesnake bites, heat exhaustion, poison oak, ticks and frostbite.

By participating in this event/ride, you agree to not hold these organizers liable for any harm that may come to you, your guests, or your property. Always remember to let the event organizer know if you are leaving the group. Stay on the trail, never drive/ride alone and use your own common sense.

2021 Rocky Mountain ATV Jamboree


Kathy and I are going to the 2021 Rocky Mountain ATV Jamboree. This will be my fifth year going and Kathy's first. These are guided rides with varying skill levels and terrain. The rides are Monday - Friday and the cost is $120 per person. This includes some breakfast and dinners and a t-shirt for each participant. The jamboree is held in Richfield Utah (about a 10 hour drive from Los Angeles.

There is a KOA in Richfield but they will be booked. I suggest you call them and get on the waiting list if you are interested. I did this for 2 trips and even though they said they had a long list, I got a spot both years. There are a couple dry camping sites and many hotels. We will be staying at the Hampton Inn. There are other RV parks in nearby towns if you have the ability to trailer your rig to Richfield. There are also many houses to rent for the week.

There are 71 rides and some are only on specific days. Each ride will let you know if it leaves from Richfield or if you need to trailer your vehicle to the staging area. Each ride shows any width restrictions and the skill level. Richfield allows ATV's and UTV's to ride on the streets but advise to stay the main street if possible.

Utah no longer recognizes California Green Stickers so you will need to purchase a Utah OHV permit:

These are the rides that Kathy and I have signed up for:
(The T indicates that we meet in town and then trailer your rig to the staging area).

Monday - #39 Rock Shop at Elbow Ranch (T ANY SIZE) Intermediate
Tuesday Ride - #34 Leisurely & Scenic (T ANY SIZE) Intermediate
Wednesday - We are taking that day off
Thursday Ride - #30 Three Mountain Adventure (T ANY SIZE) Advanced
Friday RIde - #35 Soaring with Eagles (T ANY SIZE) Intermediate

If you are interested in learning more or signing up, here is the URL:

Ride descriptions are here:

If you want to see some of the terrain, check out my YouTube Channel:

Reach out if you have any questions.

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