Coming soon: Oases of Baja Trail

Updated: Nov 4

Route Overview

Adventure Rating: Epic

Trip Length: 250, 4-7 days

Season: Year round, but October - May recommended to avoid excessive heat.

Technical Rating:

Typical Terrain:

Recommended Vehicle: Truck/SUV w/ 4x4 and AT tires.

Adventure Vans:

Alternative Routes: Yes! See bottom of route details for info. Passports, Permits & More: You will need a passport and Mexican vehicle insurance to cross the US-Mexico border. Be prepared to pay entrance fees at both Organ Pipe Cactus NM and El Pinacate Biosphere Reserve. Camping and driving the self-guided crater tour at el Pinacate requires filling out paperwork at the Schuk Toak Visitor Center. Occasionally the crater tour is closed to the public. Please call ahead or check el Pinacate's website to confirm the status of the self guided crater tour.

Route Details

coming soon

Alternative Routes

Camping Recommendations

coming soon

  • Alamo Canyon Campground

  • Rojo Cono

  • el Tecolote

  • Bahia la Choya (beachfront camping)

Discovery Points

  • DP1

Maps + Navigation

>> Always check with local land managers for road closures and conditions.

Recommended Maps

  • Google Maps

  • Gaia GPS (Neotreks Land Use layer, Gaia base layer)

Download GPX files

  • soon

TIP: To expose alternative routes and points of interest in Google Maps, open the sidebar and select the desired layer.


Land Managers

Other Resources


Terms of Use: Should you decide to travel a route that is published on, you do so at your own risk. Always take the appropriate precautions when planning and traveling, including checking the current local weather, permit requirements, trail/road conditions, and land/road closures. While traveling, obey all public and private land use restrictions and rules, and carry the appropriate safety, recovery, and navigational equipment. The information found on this site is simply a planning resource to be used as a point of inspiration in conjunction with your own due-diligence. In spite of the fact that this route, associated GPS track (GPX and maps), and all route guidelines were prepared under diligent research by Overland Trail Guides, the route accuracy and current conditions of roads and trails cannot be guaranteed.

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