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Strap on your helmet and hit the desert roads out in Red Rock Canyon, as mountain biking is totally allowed on the roads and tr...Read more
Hiking in the desert may have its drawbacks (that little thing we call the sun), but utilizing the trails in Red Rock Canyon St...Read more
Stick to the Western landscape stereotype and hop on a horse for some awesome canyon exploration around the area. Equestrian us...Read more
What?!? You can use an OHV on a lot of the trails in Red Rock Canyon State Park?!? Hell ya, and it is one of the coolest ways t...Read more
Red Rock Canyon State Park is a rock climber’s paradise, with barely any regulation on what you can’t climb and enough cliffs t...Read more
You would think looking at the mini-Badlands and even hallucinogenic scenery is enough to catch the eye, but no! Well, it defin...Read more
Natural features you'll find at Ricardo Campground.
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Used often as a one-night layover, this park is actually worth exploring. It's a great hiking area, with some slot-like canyons, fossils, and great spring flowers. And the setting for hundreds of old movies.
This is one of my favorite sites 2 hrs outside of LA!
Close enough so it's easy to convince friends to join for the weekend :)
It's so great for exploring. Lots of caves to wander into, and such crazy formations.
Found this place on Hipcamp when driving from Yosemite toward Death Valley. Perfect one-night stopover spot. Camp Sstes are nice (tho kinda close together), toilet was the cleanest I've ever used in a state park, and scenery is amazing. 👍👍
This campground was amazing and will hold lasting memories for us. The way the sites back up to their own private rock formations make the spots seem intimate. Hiking though the area is nice and offers a rich diversity of flora and fauna.
I camped at Ricardo Campground just recently during the winter. I went on a Sunday and stayed there for 3 days. No one was really there except for 2 other groups. The campground wasn’t difficult to find and there are a lot of campsites to choose from. It’s very peaceful and the hikes weren’t that long. The best part of the campground is that it’s really close to a lot of the trails and you can go off trail if you want to.
The weather was nice when I went but temperatures dropped to about 15F at night. So it’s best to bring comfy gear when you go camping. Also, it’s really dusty due to it being in the desert so make sure you bring a lot of wipes or thing to keep you clean if you don’t like the dust.
Rolled in about 1:30 a.m. on June 29th. A sign on the gate said the campground was closed, and only open September through mid-June. We had to scramble to find an (illegal) place to crash for the night! BE FORWARNED THAT THE CAMP SEEMS TO NOT BE OPEN IN THE SUMMER MONTHS! :-(
An easy to get to (no 4wd needed) and very clean campground.
The trais are as beautiful as the drive in, and really close to the camp sites.
I've camped here twice, both times on week days. The first trip there were only a handful of people staying at the campground. The next time I went I had the whole place to myself.
It can get quite windy, so be sure to bring extra stakes and set up your tent as close to a rock wall as you can.
This is a great place for stargazers, for those with an interest in geology, and anyone who wants to submerge themselves in silence.