Rainbow Basin Natural Area, Barstow

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Nature / Park · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
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  • If you're seeking to travel beyond the norms of home, you may consider space travel. However, this is currently limited to Bezos, Musk, and Branson. So for now, consider Rainbow Basin, where the... 
    If you're seeking to travel beyond the norms of home, you may consider space travel. However, this is currently limited to Bezos, Musk, and Branson. So for now, consider Rainbow Basin, where the...  more »
  • This was a great stop and easy to get to. From the Baymont Hotel, Barstow, take a left on Main St, another left on N 1st St and another left on Irwin Rd. It's about 8 miles. Drive 3 miles on a dirt... 
    This was a great stop and easy to get to. From the Baymont Hotel, Barstow, take a left on Main St, another left on N 1st St and another left on Irwin Rd. It's about 8 miles. Drive 3 miles on a dirt...  more »
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  • Today we visited this area to take a short hike. It was kind of a rough ride to get to the trailhead, which is not really clearly marked, but fortunately we met some other hikers who showed us the start. We would not recommend this hike if it's really hot, because there's hardly any shadow on the way. But anyway, it offers a lot of beautiful views and isn't crowded at all - on our hike we didn't meet any other hikers. After all, if you've got a SUV, it should work pretty good to get there - I wouldn't dare if I had a limousine or a sports car ;-)
  • Nice place very sunny. No amenities whatsoever. So must bring food/water. Any vehicle with some ground clearance can make it no need for 4wd or 4x4. Just stick to the main road no trailers or motor homes due to some tight turns. Best time for pictures is sunrise/sunset and night.

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