Time: 2.5 hours round trip
Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Elevation Gain: 600 ft (183m)
Location: The short unpaved Desolation Canyon Road is located 3.7 miles (6km) south of CA-190 on Badwater Road. Typically passable to sedans.
Parking: Open gravel parking area large enough for buses and RV's.
Closest Restroom: No restroom at site. Golden Canyon parking lot 1.7 miles (2.7km) north has a vault toilet in the parking lot.
GPS Data: GPS data for the unmarked route is for supplemental purposes only. Take a map and compass when exploring the trail-less wilderness.
- GPX file: (universal format for use in most mobile applications and GPS units)
- KML file: (used with some mobile applications and Google Earth & Maps)
- Map: Print it off or use it with mobile applications. Moblie applications which accept georeference PDF's will work in backcountry settings without cell reception. Use your web browser to search for "georeferenced PDF app".
- Route: Printable guide handy for your hike.