Mottino Wash

Saturday, May 12, 2012 8am

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Mottino Wash is basically a 1.5 mile rock garden with tight turns which require pivoting on large rocks.  Rock sliders are highly recommended to avoid body damage.  The rocks are also very sharp so tire damage is a possibility.  There is about 3.7 miles of dirt road and 7 miles of wash to get to Mottino Wash.

We will rendevous at the 7-Eleven on Bear Valley Rd. at Navajo Rd. where gas is available.  You can also fill up anywhere along Bear Valley Rd.  We will leave the 7-Eleven at 0800.  The trail head is about 33 miles from there.

Tow vehicles can be left at the trail head.

Rig & Run Details

The Run Liability Release Waiver must be printed, signed, and handed to the Trail Boss at the start of the Run. Click Here to Download

Ensure that your driving abilities and Rig meets the below requirements and recommendations.


  • CB Radio on Channel 4


  • 33+ Minimum-Sized Tire
  • 3+ Minimum Suspension Lift
  • 4LO Minimum Transfer Case
  • Rear Axle Locker
  • Roll Cage
  • Tow Hooks (D-Shackle)
  • Full-Sized Spare Tire
  • Tow Straps
  • Seat Belts
  • First Aid
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Battery Tiedown
  • Working Brakes


  • Front Axle Locker

I have been through the trail with LJ's with no problems at all. Larger vehicles may have some difficulty.

Difficulty: 3+

1 Graded road; Any 4x4 vehicle or higher clearance 2x4 vehicle with no other modifications
2 Road rarely maintained; 4x4 with no low bumpers. Anti-sway bar disconnects recommended. Minimum 30" tires and some off-road experience is helpful
3 Difficult terrain and road rarely maintained; 33" tires, Suspension lift, Off-road driving experience, body armor and Rear locker recommended. Stock vehicles will likely take damage
4 Very difficult terrain, road never maintained and possible erosion; 33" tires, Anti-sway bar disconnects, Rear hard locker, Off-road driving experience, and Rock sliders required. 35" tires, front locker, Full cage, and 4:1 transfer-case strongly recommended. Chance of mechanical failure and body damage
5 Extremely difficult terrain with large obstacles and roll over potential; Full cage required, 37" tires strongly recommended. Good chance of mechanical failure and strong chance of body damage

Map & Driving Directions

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Rendevous at: 7-Eleven at Bear Valley Rd. and Navajo Rd.

15N to Bear Valley Rd. East about 9 miles to 7-Eleven at Navajo Rd. (Rendevous and last gas)

Bear Valley Rd. East 3.6 miles to right on Hwy 18 East

Hwy 18 East 10.6 miles to straight on Old Woman Springs Rd. (Hwy 247)

Old Woman Springs Rd. 18.6 miles to Rattlesnake Canyon Rd. (trailhead)

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