Red Cloud Road

Friday, January 27, 2017 9am to Sunday, January 29, 2017 5pm


Will plan on leaving camp aroud 9- 9:30 Saturday morning. Location is trails, sand washes, canyons, mountains, dry creek beds. Should be no body damage, some desert pin striping. Usually no other vehicles or campers at this location.  Most tough areas have easy ways around.  There are areas for "extra credit" for those who like to break stuff.

I will come out early Fri afternoon and not leave until Sunday. For those early arrivals or late leavers we can wheel on Friday and Sunday.  Main event will be Saturday.

For those who do not want to camp, come Saturday morning and leave Saturday night.  184 miles from SJC including 6 miles of 5 mph washboard road going in. There is cell service in camp.  If you are running late or have a problem once you enter the dirt road, call 714 478 4636, and we will wait for you or come get you.

This is dry camping, no services. Motorhome friendly.

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
  • HAM Radio on Frequency 146.550


  • 33+ Minimum-Sized Tire
  • 2+ Minimum Suspension Lift
  • 4LO Minimum Transfer Case
  • Roll Cage
  • Tow Hooks (D-Shackle)

Always required for any Run:

  • Full-Sized Spare Tire
  • Tow Straps
  • Seat Belts
  • First Aid
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Battery Tiedown
  • Working Brakes


  • Front Axle Locker
  • Rear Axle Locker

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: Trailhead/Campsite

I 10 exit 182, Red Cloud Road.  2 exits after Chiraco Summit.  Turn right at exit and go short distance to road end and turn left.  There is a Kiosk there with at map etc.  This is Summit Rd.  Keep RR tracks on right side all the way in.  At  2.2 miles take right hand fork.  At 6.0 miles cross the tracks at marked crossing.  Camp is straight ahead about 100 feet.

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Participants (12 of Unlimited spots filled)

 OperatorJoinedMeet AtPsnsSeatsComment
thumbnailSpo Daddy
12/26/16Rendevous00Trail Boss
Sierra Grande
Kent Reeves
2000 Jeep TJ
Jeff Buck
Sahara Queen
thumbnailSea Dawg
12/31/16Rendevous15Sea Dawg will be there!
01/04/17Rendevous00I'll be going out Friday morning with my dog
thumbnailRoad Trip
JK Unlimited
01/05/17Trail Head00Will meet at campsite on Saturday.
thumbnailBuck wild
JK Willys Edition
01/19/17Rendevous22 Leaving Saturday morning early caravan?
01/22/17Rendevous00Leaving Friday morning
JK Unlimited
01/27/17Rendevous20meet you at camp Saturday morning
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