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Capo Valley 4 Wheelers

Mottino Wash

May 12th 2012


Mottino Wash is basically a 1.5 mile rock garden with tight turns which require pivoting on large rocks.  Rock sliders are highly recommended to avoid body damage.  The rocks are also very sharp so tire damage is a possibility.  There is about 3.7 miles of dirt road and 7 miles of wash to get to Mottino Wash.

We will rendevous at the 7-Eleven on Bear Valley Rd. at Navajo Rd. where gas is available.  You can also fill up anywhere along Bear Valley Rd.  We will leave the 7-Eleven at 0800.  The trail head is about 33 miles from there.

Tow vehicles can be left at the trail head.

Run Checklist

Always Required

  • HAM Radio on 146.550 MHz
  • Full-Sized Spare Tire
  • Seat Belts
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Battery Tiedown
  • Working Brakes
  • Tow Straps
  • Tow Points

Run Requirements

  • 33+ Sized Tire
  • 3+ Suspension Lift
  • 4LO Transfer Case
  • Rear Axle Locker
  • Roll Cage

Run Recommendations

  • Front Axle Locker

Additional Notes

I have been through the trail with LJ's with no problems at all. Larger vehicles may have some difficulty.

Trail Rating

Trail Rating 3+

Difficulty Level: 3+

Trail Rating 1 Graded road; Any 4x4 vehicle or higher clearance 2x4 vehicle with no other modifications
Trail Rating 2 Road rarely maintained; 4x4 with no low bumpers. Anti-sway bar disconnects recommended. Minimum 30" tires and some off-road experience is helpful
Trail Rating 3 Difficult terrain and road rarely maintained; 33" tires, Suspension lift, Off-road driving experience, body armor and Rear locker recommended. Stock vehicles will likely take damage
Trail Rating 4 Very difficult terrain, road never maintained; 33" tires, sway-bar disconnects, Rear locker, and Rock sliders required. 35" tires, front locker, Full cage, and 4:1 transfer-case recommended. Chance of mechanical failure and body damage
Trail Rating 5 Extremely difficult terrain with large obstacles and roll over potential; Full cage required, 37" tires strongly recommended. Good chance of mechanical failure and strong chance of body damage


Rendezvous @ 7-Eleven at Bear Valley Rd. and Navajo Rd.

15N to Bear Valley Rd. East about 9 miles to 7-Eleven at Navajo Rd. (Rendevous and last gas)

Bear Valley Rd. East 3.6 miles to right on Hwy 18 East

Hwy 18 East 10.6 miles to straight on Old Woman Springs Rd. (Hwy 247)

Old Woman Springs Rd. 18.6 miles to Rattlesnake Canyon Rd. (trailhead)


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