Mule Canyon Road is a 8.7 mile point-to-point trail located near Newberry Springs, California and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for scenic driving and off road driving and is best used from November until March. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
off road driving
This short drive gives you a glimpse of the area and some idea of what other nearby trails are like. Pick a spot you like and dry camp just about anywhere. Fun area for ATVs, UTVs and dirt bikes. Retrace portion of historic Twenty-Mule Team Route (western half of route). While in the area, make sure you visit Calico Ghost Town (fee area). The road gets little maintenance but is relatively smooth. Suitable for all stock SUVs. Stay off the western half of this road when wet. Several steep sections have a clay surface that is very slippery after a rain.
A very easy road to drive if you have a stock high clearance 4x4 vehicle. Although I did see a large RV doing a good job with most of the road. The road is not well marked at intersections. Generally you keep right at all but the intersection right after Tin Can Alley. Shooting is allowed along the road and we passed a half dozen groups shooting. There was one spot that did potentially expose us. There are many opportunities to explore off the main road but I would only do so with another vehicle in the group.