Stoddard Valley OHV Area

AKA: Stoddard Valley Motorized Trail, Stoddard Peak, Turtle Valley, Hodge Road, Lucerne Valley Cut-off, Barstow Resource Area, Stoddard Valley OHV Recreation Area, Stoddard Wells, Mojave Desert, H

Summary


Most area visitors ride motorcycles or ATVs, or tour the area in four-wheel drive vehicles. The easily accessed areas off Sidewinder Road (Outlet Center Drive exit on I-15) are used extensively for OHV free play. The eastern portions of the area and the Stoddard Mountain area are considered the most challenging places in the park to ride.  The broad expanse of the central valley and the southern portions are for the novice and are used to improve skill of the rider.  There are areas to the west of the slash X entrance that become a challenge for the intermediate rider.  This 53,000 acre open riding area will offer a challenge to every degree of expertise and type of vehicle from the motocross racers to the beginning Quad rider.  Four wheel drive clubs offer events in this area because it has diverse landscape and a riding experience for everyone. This area is used extensively for competitive racing events by permit

{ Last know status: Open | Approximate size: Unknown Mile(s) | Last updated: September 03, 2016 }

Terrain Experience Level


Expert
Some
Advanced
Some
Intermediate
Mostly
Beginner
Some

Terrain


Rhythm Section
Unknown
Roots
Unknown
Mud
None
Sand
Some
Jumps
Some
Hill Climbs
Some
Hard Pack
Some
Gravle
Some
Large Loose Rocks
Mostly
Other Hazards
Some

Allowed Vehicles


Motorcycle
Allowed
ATV
Allowed
4x4
Allowed
SxS
Allowed
Snowmobile
Unknown

Details


Nearest City

Nearest city to Stoddard Valley OHV Area is Barstow, California


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Spark Arrestor

A spark arrestor or exhaust cap is required

Noise Limit

Limit of: 96 db

Open Dates

year-round

BLM - Barstow Field Office 2601 Barstow Road Barstow, CA 92311 (760) 252-6000


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http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/barstow/stoddard.html

Getting There

The triangular-shaped riding area is formed by Interstate 15 and California Highway 247 (Barstow Road), immediately south of Barstow. Most visitors access the area to the east, off Interstate 15 at the Outlet Center Drive Exit (Sidewinder Road) or at the Hodge Road Exit, to the south on I-15. From Barstow, take California Highway 247 (Barstow Road Exit from I-15) and go south 10 miles, turn either on Stoddard Wells Road or on to the access road behind the Slash-X Cafe.

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