Location: Indian Pass Wilderness, Eastern Imperial County, California
Difficulty: Moderate hike in mostly sandy/cobble wash, with slight elevation gain/loss, approx. 3.5 miles roundtrip. Granitic boulders and volcanic spires dominate the scenery, and everywhere geology speaks. Approx. 5 hours.
Who's invited: 10 dogs, or 20 hikers is the limit. No more than one dog per handler, please. Children under the age of 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
Bring your well-behaved best friend and join a BLM Park Ranger for a moderate hike to view the Indian Pass Arches. Hike is free, but participation is by reservation.
Hike Dates: November 23, 2013; February 15, 2014
Hikers and their pets will meet the park ranger at the intersection of Ogilby Road and Indian Pass Road (approx. 12 miles north of Interstate 8) at 9:00am. The caravan will drive east on Indian Pass Road (high clearance/4WD vehicle recommended) for 8.5 miles to the parking area and hike starting point.
Pet Advisory: Arches are located a short climb above the wash, up a steep gully that is not recommended for all dogs.