A remote area for the off-highway vehicle user. Rasor has rolling hills, open valleys, and sand dunes that invite riders willing to travel through this remote area. Elevations range from near 2,427 feet elevation down to around 1,275 feet elevation at the Mojave River.
Besides the remote nature of the area, another attraction is the historic Mojave Road which runs through the riding area into the newly designated Mojave National Preserve (street-legal vehicles only in the Preserve). Vegetation consists of creosote scrub, some annual grasses and wild flowers.
The riding area is located between Interstate 15 and the Mojave National Preserve, about 25 miles southwest of Baker or about 45 miles north of Barstow. Access roads are Basin Road and Rasor Road east of the I-15. Both of these roads are graded dirt roads.
*UPDATE 2-13-08 According to my trip the past weekend here are some more detailed directions. The Rasor road exit is about 45 miles north on the 15 freeway from the Lenwood Ave Barstow Exit. when you get off the freeway there will be a store/gas station on the right and to the left a dirt lot that will have the start of the dirt road. Continue on the dirt road (purple line on below map) straight about 1 mile and keep right heading away from the freeway, from there about another 4-5 miles is where most people camp ending at the tree stop, basically the end of the road
Rasor Road February 8-10, 2008
Rasor Road February 11, 2006
Rasor Road 2005
: Most visitors ride motorcycles or ATVs, drive sand rails or tour the area in four-wheel drive vehicles. The easily accessed areas off the Rasor Road exit are used extensively for OHV and sand rail staging and play. Due to the remoteness of the area, there have been no requests for competitive event permits, leaving this area exclusively for casual riders.
There are many opportunities for hiking, rock scrambling, rock hounding, and plant, bird and wildlife watching. There are desert tortoise, a state and federally listed threatened species, in the riding area.
NOTE: There are many deep mine shafts in the riding area! Travel outside the riding area is only on designated routes with street legal vehicles. Extremes of heat and cold are likely in this area! Rescue in the area is not immediate! Be careful and enjoy the remote and quiet nature of the area.