Painted Canyon Drive

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Painted Canyon Drive is a 12.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Desert Center, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

12.5 miles 1089 feet Out & Back

kid friendly



nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving



wild flowers

off road driving
2 years ago

We love this place so much, we got married there November 2013!

3 years ago

This the dirt road on Box Canyon Road after passing the canal where there's a bridge. It's exactly at the bridge where 66th Ave transitions to Box Canyon Road. It's around half mile to a mile where you'll encounter the "T" intersection to Painted Canyon Drive. Turn left to go to Painted Canyon Dr and following that dirt road for around 5 miles where it dead ends to a parking lot to Ladder Canyon Trail. The last mile before it dead ends is the best experience driving through this road because of the environment. The views are just totally awesome.