Run Descriptions

Hi Desert Round-Up Run Descriptions

Trail Leaders have the FINAL say regarding their runs. Times are subject to change!!! Check on-site boards for any changes.

Click on each event title for details.

Friday Run

Friday Evening Run

This is a run for all vehicle types, and it will take you from the moonlit desert canyon to a starry vista.

Difficulty Rating: 2
Hosted by: Volunteer needed
CB Channel: 12


Line Up: 7:45 PM


Driver's Meeting: 8 PM


Leaves: 8:15 PM


Saturday Runs

On Saturday morning it's up and at 'em. This year we might have eight trails running through the desert area.
Achy Breaky

This is a rough, well-named run. A suspension lift and at least one locker are strongly recommended. Most obstacles have bypasses, but there are several steep hill climbs and rocky areas where body or parts damage are possible.

Difficulty Rating: 3
Hosted by: Hemet Jeep Club
CB Channel: 39


Line Up: 8:30 AM


Driver's Meeting: 8:45 AM


Leaves: 9:00 AM


Blue Moon

This is a run for all size vehicles, stock or otherwise. It will run through several canyons and around the bigger mountains. There are several loose hill climbs and scenic trails along the ridges.

Difficulty Rating: 2
Hosted by: Jesse May/Dirt Devils
CB Channel: 21


Line Up: 8:30 AM


Driver's Meeting: 8:30 AM


Leaves: 9 AM


Calico Run

This run is limited to the first 25 that sign up and is open to long and short wheelbase vehicles with at least 33" tires, one locker and a lift. Not for oversized vehicles or stock SUV's. Weather and erosion have increased the difficulty of these historic roads. Body damage, scrapes and scratches are possible. 22 miles of pavement driving from Slash X to trail head, where we will air down. The trail heads up Doran Canyon that has challenging waterfalls to climb that will definitely test a driver's ability. We will be stopping to check out the Bismark Mine area and then heading down Odessa Canyon where again driver's ability will be tested with very tight canyon passes and narrow shelf roads.

Difficulty Rating: 3+
Hosted by: Gad-Zuks
CB Channel: 2


Line Up: 7:30 AM


Driver's Meeting: 8:30 AM


Leaves: 9 AM


Devil's Loop

This run will be limited to the first 50 vehicles that sign up. This run can be done by all vehicle types, but long wheelbase vehicles will have difficulty in some spots. At least a limited slip is required, one hard locker is recommended. The trail has rock crawling sections with good-sized rocks, several rocky canyons, a few tight squeezes, some off-cambers, and several loose hill climbs. Some of the more difficult spots have bypasses, but two do not. Body damage is possible, breakage has happened in the past. There is a rock pile obstacle at the beginning of the trail. If you have trouble here, you will want to consider returning to camp and running the Blue Moon run. The Blue Moon run will start at 9:00am and will line-up near camp. Trail leaders will be checking all vehicles in line and talking to the owners of questionable vehicles.

Difficulty Rating: 2.5
Hosted by: Dirt Devils 4WDC
CB Channel: 4


Line Up: 9:05 AM


Driver's Meeting: 9:05 AM


Leaves: 9:20 AM


Buggy Run

This is a run for those vehicles setup for severe challenges, not afraid of anything. Jordan will lead this group through some very interesting and challenging areas.

Difficulty Rating: 5
Hosted by: Jordan Pellegrino
CB Channel: 25


Line Up: 8:30 AM


Driver's Meeting: 8:30 AM


Leaves: 8:45 AM


Shaner's Revenge

This run will be limited to the first 20 vehicles that sign up. Requirements are: 35” tires, double-hard lockers and usable tow hooks. A winch is strongly recommended. This run will follow a canyon up to Stoddard Ridge and down the back side to another trail. We may also run Empire Strikes Back and Ritchie’s Crack if time permits. These are challenging trails with several difficult sections with some bypasses. Body and drivetrain damage are likely.

Difficulty Rating: 4 to 4.5
Hosted by: On The Rocks
CB Channel: 12


Line Up: 8:00 AM


Driver's Meeting: 8:15 AM


Leaves: 8:30 AM


Jack Rabbit Trail

This is a new trail that travels through canyons and hillsides north of the Slash X. This run is limited to the first 20 vehicles that sign up. Min 35" tires, lockers front and rear, and an experienced driver are strongly advised. This run has some steep climbs up loose material, rocky canyons, off camber areas and a few waterfalls. Because the trail has not been driven much, many portions have unsure footing and rocks and dirt can move around. Desert pinstripes and scratched skid plates are almost certain on this trail.

Difficulty Rating: 4.5
Hosted by: John Snell/Desert Dawgs
CB Channel: 15


Line Up: 7:15 AM


Driver's Meeting: 7:30 AM


Leaves: 7:45 AM


Pumpkin Eater

This run will be limited to the first 25 vehicles that sign up. Requirements are: 33" tires (35" recommended), double-hard lockers and usable tow hooks. A winch is strongly recommended. This run will go up two steep canyons with rocks and bigger rocks. Also, there will be a V-notch, a dry waterfall climb or two, and maybe a hill climb. This is an EXTRA ROUGH run with limited bypasses. Body and drivetrain damage are likely. Due to some changes in our run, those with 33" tires will be advised to take alternates on 2 sections of the trail. There will be a vehicle check in line. Get lined up early so you can join another run if you don't pass the scrutiny.

Difficulty Rating: 4 to 4.5
Hosted by: Tony Pellegrino - GenRight Off Road
CB Channel: 17


Line Up: 8:00 AM


Driver's Meeting: 8:15 AM


Leaves: 8:30 AM


Rainbow Basin & Inscription Canyon

New this year! This trip will start from the Slash X Ranch and Café on Saturday May 26, 2018. The run will take paved public roads to the intersection of Irwin Road and Fossil Bed Road where we will air down then proceed via Fossil Bed Road to Rainbow Canyon, via Opal Mountain Road to Opal Mountain, via Black Canyon Road to Scouts Cove and Inscription Canyon, then return to the Slash X via Copper City Road and Irwin Road. We will travel some of the roads threated for closure by the BLM’s West Mojave Route Network Project. Bring lunch and make sure you have plenty of gas for this 60-mile round trip. This run is suitable for all street legal vehicles.

Difficulty Rating: 2
Hosted by: Jeep Expeditions
CB Channel: 37


Line Up: 7:30 AM


Driver's Meeting: 7:45 AM


Leaves: 8:00 AM


El Diablo

This run will be limited to the first 40 vehicles that sign up. An old favorite returns with a twist - it will be run in the reverse direction. What was once very steep descents are now steep canyon climbs, and vice versa. This run will go up or down 7 to 9 canyons in the hills southwest of camp. You will experience a range of challenges, tight rocky canyons, loose uphill climbs, off-camber lefts and rights on ridgelines, and downhills on steep canyons with twists and turns. This trail also has very scenic views of the entire valley area. Vehicles will be required to have at least 33" tires, a single full locker in the rear or dual limited slips.

Difficulty Rating: 4
Hosted by: Volunteer needed
CB Channel: 7


Line Up: 7:30 AM


Driver's Meeting: 8:30 AM


Leaves: 9:00 AM


Southern Lights (Saturday Night)

This run will start approximately 15 minutes after the end of the 'Best Equipped' game. The run will take you to the top of a mountain where you will be able to see the lights of Victorville and Barstow. SUV's with running boards are not recommended. Vehicles should have at least 31" tires; otherwise, you might drag the underneath a little.

Difficulty Rating: 2.5
Hosted by: Volunteer needed
CB Channel: 15


Line Up: Approximately 9:30 PM (after the 'Best Equipped' game)


Driver's Meeting: Same as Line Up


Leaves: 10 PM


Sunday Run

Devil's Loop Backwards

This run will be limited to the first 50 vehicles that sign up. This run can be done by all vehicle types, but long wheelbase vehicles will have difficulty in some spots. At least a limited slip is required, one hard locker is recommended. The trail has rock crawling sections with good-sized rocks, several rocky canyons, a few tight squeezes, some off-cambers, and several loose hill climbs. Some of the more difficult spots have bypasses, but two do not. Body damage is possible, breakage has happened in the past. There is a rock pile obstacle at the beginning of the trail. If you have trouble here, you will want to consider returning to camp. Trail leaders will be checking all vehicles in line and talking to the owners of questionable vehicles.

Difficulty Rating: 2.5
Hosted by: Dirt Devils 4WDC
CB Channel: 21


Line Up: 8:30 AM


Driver's Meeting: 8:30 AM


Leaves: 9:00 AM


Contacts

EVENT CHAIR
Steve Moreno
909-217-1308
Email

RAFFLE CHAIR
Mike Hardy
951-929-JEEP
Email

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