Rainbow Basin Natural Area, Barstow

Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
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  • The two main things to do here are the 1) scenic loop and 2) the hiking loop. I did both. This place is like a miniature Death Valley, very similar to the area around Artist's Palette and Golden...  more »
  • There is a nice hike up a dry wash starting from the north end of Owl Campground, but the most scenic area is reached on the scenic drive. The scenic drive is a loop of less than 5 miles, so not...  more »
  • The natural beauty of this landscape is amazing. I love to sit in the quietness. Definitely worth the trip if you're visiting Barstow, or just passing through.
  • Went trail running today starting at the owl canyon camping area. The natural area is free for day use and $6 per night for camping. The canyons were amazing there and tons of trails that are not mapped. This place was amazing to take pictures and hike around. Excited to camp here in the spring.

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