Afton Canyon Drive is a 10 mile out and back trail located near Ludlow, CA. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and off road driving.
off road driving
I love this placed so much I got married at the campground! Hikes, off roading and rockhounding in one spot. We call it the Little Grand Canyon of The Mojave.
This is the place to go if you love the desert. The road goes alongside the railroad tracks. In the winter there's lots of water in the river(for the desert) so if you're walking its best to walk along the railroad tracks at the two river crossings, just make sure there's no train coming!
There are tons of little canyons you can walk up and a few places where you can follow narrow gullies up to the top of the canyon walls and get amazing views. I spent an entire day exploring little nooks and crannies in the canyon walls. Can't wait to go back.
This is a great place being one the few areas of the mojave desert were the mojave river actually flows above ground, but more so in the winter. This is a fun place i recommend to those that love the desert and love exploring. -scott d