Doran Canyon

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Photo: The Willy Mammoth
Trail Information
Other Names: Doran Loop
Part of: Calico Ghost Town
Trail Length:
Trail Time:
Terrain: Rocky Desert Erosion
Off-Road Use: OHV
Difficulty: Expert on Gatekeeper Difficult on the remainder of the trail Expert.gif / Difficult.gif
Geography
County: San Bernadino, CA
Nearest Cities: Yermo, CA
Map Links: Google Map
Satellite Map: Google Satellite
Special Map: Google Earth Hybrid
GPS Start: 34.948463,-116.852499
GPS End: 34.968951,-116.849452
Google Earth:
Climate: 7 Day Forecast
Elevation:

Information[edit]

The Doran trail is actually one of the paths to the huge Bismarck mine that then back-tracks slightly to climb to a high overlook before descending back to the trail that led into the canyon.

Doran Gatekeeper[edit]

The extreme challenge in the area is the Doran Gatekeeper. The Gatekeeper is the original entrance to the Doran Loop but it has washed out to a series of boulders and holes that tend to claim as much carnage as successful passages. In the past there was a bypass around the "Gatekeeper" but has recently been blocked off by management of the "Calico Ghost Town Campground". Please repect the blockage as there is an ongoing attempt to regain access to the bypass. The gatekeeper bypass is open as of 4/2012, just starting in a slightly different area. It is now right off the main trail head off Calico Ghost town road, about a mile away from gatekeeper.

Directions[edit]

Doran to Phillips Dr. West

Driving directions to Mule Canyon Rd Via Doran Scenic DR

Head north on Doran Scenic Dr Turn left to stay on Doran Scenic Dr 2.7 mi Turn left 0.2 mi Sharp right 0.2 mi Turn right toward W Phillips Dr 1.1 mi Slight right onto W Phillips Dr 1.4 mi Continue onto Mule Canyon Rd 1.6 mi Mule Canyon Rd

Doran to Phillips Dr. East

Driving directions to Mule Canyon Rd Via Doran Scenic Dr E Phillips Dr

Head north on Doran Scenic Dr 0.7 mi Turn left to stay on Doran Scenic Dr 2.7 mi Turn left 0.2 mi Sharp right 0.2 mi Turn right toward E Phillips Dr 1.1 mi Take the 1st left onto E Phillips Dr 1.1 mi Continue onto Mule Canyon Rd 2.0 mi Mule Canyon Rd

Photo Gallery[edit]

More Images: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]

Videos[edit]

Videos: [10] [11] [12]

Maps and GPS Coordinates[edit]