Anza-Borrego Desert: The Slab - Clup Valley Loop

Rating *****
Length 5.9 mile (return) - 3 Hour, 30 minutes (return trip). Moderate.
Elevation 3490 - 4150 feet
Access High clearance only. On the S22 (Montezuma valley road), between marker Mile 7 and 7.5 take the dirt road signed Jasper trail (South).

This is a loop in Culp Valley, the area burned down in 2012 but is growing back strong.

The route will be difficult to follow without a GPS.
Start hiking North East in a wash, crossing the Wilson trail and end up at the Culp Valley Road.
Follow the road for about 400 yards, at that point at a small bypass, take the small wash to the right.
Follow the small sandy wash South/East. Some boulders and steep drops, find a way around.

The next wash, not that clear to see, turn South.
Follow it all the way up to the Wilson Trail, you will encounter small boulders and scrubs.
Cross the Wilson Trail and go down the small wash.

Before the wash gets steep go West and head back over the ridge following Deer/Borrego trail.

How to get here:

High clearance only. On the S22 (Montezuma valley road), between marker Mile 7 and 7.5 take the dirt road signed Jasper trail.
Drive up to a circle with a marked road on the left "Old Culp Valley Road".
Follow "Old Culp Valley Road" East up to the exit "The Slab" and turn right (South).
Park at the Slab.

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