Fossil Canyon, Ocotillo

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  • Driving through Ocotillo Wells area is always a pleasure. There is so much Natural history to see and take note of.  more »
  • From San Diego International Airport takes around an hour, perevalivaesh through the mountains and find yourself in the hot wind Okatillo, it is better to go in the winter and in cloudy conditions. Need a car which hoposho very nice with massaging Jets on stones. There are many canyons which can walk and climb, we spent the whole day here. A lot of oramenelostej on the staronam of the Canyon, but we found the beginning wall, a mountain of ancient seashells and different corals. The only drawback, since it is not a park, then a lot of rubbish here deserted and someone uses this place for firing ceramic plate, krgom a lot of shell casings of the broken plates and bottles.
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  • Pretty awesome hiking and shooting spot (there is a natural amphitheater on the right on your way into the canyon where you can shoot) - you cannot take your vehicles all the way up the canyon however so you will have to walk. Interesting geology and there were a lot of small shell fossils and rocks to be found.
  • You can only ride to a certain point and then you can hike back further into the canyon

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