Winter Solstice Campout Dec.19th-20th, 2021
The Winter Solstice campout is part of our quarterly campout series that will coincide with the seasons, particularly the solstices and equinoxes. Each campout will be in a different location and somewhere along or close to the Stagecoach 400 route.
This route will be an out and back from camp (driving there ahead of time) with the option of camping off your bike out in the desert. We will be staying at Agua Caliente where there are plenty of amenities including:
Hot springs with mineral showers and a pool
Store with firewood and snacks (hours limited)
We reserved the group site that allows 10 vehicles and 50 people so please rsvp. ***There is a sign up sheet at the shop or you can give us a call to add you*** We are also accepting donations to help pay for the campsite, anything helps.
We will bring some snacks and drinks but you will have to provide your own dinner, breakfast and probably lunch on Monday. There are several BBQs at the group site.
The current plan is to drive out Sunday, you must provide your own ride and plan for about a two hour drive (but sooooo worth it) to the campground. You'll want to get there with some daylight left to setup camp and maybe do a little exploring (sun sets around 4:30pm) We aim to get there around check-in, which is 2pm.
Then on Monday we will wake up with the sun and do a beautiful ride through the slot canyons. See route here
We will be riding back to camp so this would be a great practice route to try riding a loaded bike and getting some experience in soft desert sand. We recommend 2.4" or wider tires for this one, the wider the tires the more enjoyable the ride will be.
We will post any updates here and if have any questions about the campout or campout route ask Martin, or any of us at the shop.