Home / Adventures / El Camino Del Diablo 2002

Date 12/20/2002
Trail Time 3 Days (120 miles)
Location Welton to Tacna Arizona
Attendees Scott and Stephanie Brady- 1998 Isuzu Trooper and VenturCraft trailer
Doron Strassman and Family- 1999 Land Cruiser UZJ100
Stephens Family- 1999 Land Rover Discovery
Mapping / GPS / Waypoint File See waypoint notes below

Trail Rating: 3

Note: Reliability is a greater consideration that capability. 4wd required to obtain permit. A range permit is required and can be obtained from the:
BLM - Phoenix Field Office Office hours: 7:30-4:15
21605 N. 7th Avenue Telephone: (623) 580-5500
Phoenix, AZ 85027-2099 Fax: (623) 580-5580

I would recommend the Public Land Information Center (PLIC): They were VERY helpful. The store also contains a great selection of maps and information.

222 N. Central Avenue, Suite 101
Phoenix, AZ 85004-2203
Phone (602) 417-9300
Fax (602) 417-9556
e-mail AZ_PLIC@blm.gov

Major Obstacle None

Camp One: Just south of Welton, on the range. (N32 33.364 W114 09.922)
Entering Cipriano Pass between the Gila Mountains and the Tinajas Altas Mountains (turn to Cipriano Pass N32 27.874 W114 06.273)
Fantastic Rock Formations
Crossing the Tinijas Altas. Video of the Trooper crossing the terrain
Camp Two: Tule Well (N32 13.565 W113 44.930)
Adobe Home at Tule Well
Geocache near Tule Well. We exited via Christmas Pass Trail which heads north from Tule Well. The trip ended in Tacna and I10. Video of Christmas Pass (the most challenging portion of the trail)
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