ATV Recreation Near Palm Desert

Blog Post Image


Are you a Palm Desert homeowner or looking to vacation in Palm Desert and love ATV recreation? If so, you are in a great place to do it. There are amazing desert opportunities for you in the Palm Desert area. One of the closes desert parks for you is the Ocotillo Wells SVRA. This area has so much to offer with tons of off-roading trails and thrilling and picturesque landscapes. There are also great amenities and goods available as well as other entertainment within such a short drive.

ATV Recreation Near Palm Desert

Ocotillo Wells SVRA

Ocotillo Wells SVRA is home to 80,000 acres of desert for all of your off-highway voyages. This area is known for being one of California's most extreme OHV parks. This park is ideal for riders of all levels. There are flatlands and dunes in the park as well as several destinations that have fun things to see. One of the popular destination spots is Blow Sand Hill.

This is a massive dune that was formed by wind-carried sand. Several layers of silt make up this very large mound, unlike anything you have seen before. This is a popular spot for riding up and down. Keep in mind its popularity means that you may have to wait some time to take your turn riding up and down Blow Sand Hill. One of the most challenging parts of the terrain here is the Devil's Slide. This is a 200-foot granite island that is a decomposing mountaintop. There are rumors that it is haunted and some say at night there are flickering lights. Another popular spot is Gas Dome. This spot is more remote and is home to large bubbles that rise through muddy waterholes due to gas buildup. Not too far from Gas Dome is an extremely busy and popular spot called Pumpkin Patch.

This a unique spot in Ocotillo wells where there is a bunch of globe-shaped rocks sitting on top of the ground. These were all formed due to erosion. In Ocotillo Wells SVRA you can camp for up to 30 days and there are amenities available too. It is truly a great place to enjoy some outdoor fun and if you are visiting and would like to participate in some of the off-roading activities, there are plenty of businesses that have vehicles you can rent.

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

The Western side of the Ocotillo Wells SVRA connects with the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. This park is closed off to off-highway vehicles but is open to highway-legal vehicles.

In Conclusion

While you are enjoying your ATV recreation and other vacation activities, you may find that you would like the opportunity to enjoy this lifestyle more. If you are interested in looking at any Palm Desert real estate so you can enjoy your very own desert home, contact us. There is so much to do and so much nearby Palm Desert. Even if ATV recreation isn't your family's idea of a vacation, there are plenty of other outdoor activities too.