Very open rugged area with trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding as well as sites for tent and RV camping. This is the desert so there are lots of cactus, rocks & desert dwellers. The weather can change quickly so be prepared for very hot or cold nights. Be smart, and check the local forecast before planning a trip. Also bring plenty of insect repellant to keep the mosquitos and other annoying bugs away. “It’s very dark & far away from city lights & sounds. There are many places to park or camp that give an unobstructed view of the entire night sky full of stars, planets & possibly UFOs whichever way you look.”
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