El Pinacate Biosphere Reserve

El Pinacate Biosphere Reserve 2018-03-22T06:16:00+00:00

Date(s): 04/12/2018 - 04/15/2018
Time: All Day
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Contact: Dave Londo
Phone: 858-576-9117


Plan to explore this area of a spectacular volcanic shield, with lava flows, cineritic cones, and impressive giant Maar type craters. Trail Boss: Dave Londo David.Londo@att.net (858) 576-9117

Thursday 4/12: The adventure begins!!
San Diego to Yuma 170 miles / 3 hours
Meet at Denny’s in Yuma – 1435 E 16th St. at 11:00 AM (earlier if you want feeding)
I-8 to 16th St. (95) Exit, turn left, next block on right.
We will cross border at San Luis Rio Colorado, and drive to beach campsite south of El Golfo de Santa Clara 100 miles. GPS N31 36 25.9 / W-114 21 11.01

Friday 4/13:
Meet at visitor center on M8 Friday 9:00 am.
GPS N31 40 45.93 / W-113 18 17.48
The loop trail within the park takes us to visit El Elegante crater, El Tecolote, & Cerro Colorado crater. Some hiking may be involved. Then drive to western side of the range to explore and find campsite.

Sat / Sun 4/14-15:
Explore volcanic craters on the western side of the range.
Drive home Sunday afternoon.

Reservations are necessary — call for additional details

Important Notes:
1. A passport is required.
2. You MUST have a working two-meter radio in your vehicle for this trip. 147.480 simplex
3. Please purchase your Mexican auto insurance before the trip
4. Gas may available along the route, but not always reliable — you should bring a minimum 5-10 gallons extra.
5. Most places accept $dollars. Option — stop at your bank before the trip to buy Mexican currency.

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El Pinacate Biosphere Reserve