For the hearty ATV enthusiast the Devil's Highway is just the ticket for an exciting ride. The name is El Camino del Diablo; the actual translation for the route is "Highway of the Devil." This route is well named given the stone cross markers that point the last spot of those who expired on the way. Near the end of the trail are a cluster of nearly 65 markers attesting to the grueling finish of this ATV run.
Experienced ATV drivers might like the challenge of a 3 to 10 day trek. It is better to go in the winter months when the daytime temperatures are bearable; the summer temperatures can go to 120 degrees. Each ATV driver needs a minimum of two gallons of water a day during the summer, to get through the trip. This ATV run follows a notable route from Spanish settlements in California to the north limit of Mexico.
This area of the country is a huge stretch of water holes, animal and Indian trails, ancient hunt areas, shrines, and campsites; perfect for exploring on ATV. The area is rich in history from the Indians to the Spanish and then American settlers and westward movement. The interest to the ATV enthusiast is in the road not taken, or rather, the road less taken.
Many routes are faint on the landscape, having been mere toeholds that ran from water to camp to water. An ATV diarist could have an account of a magnificent and memorable time by taking the road less traveled on this trip. Make sure your ATV is outfitted with all the necessary gear for quick repair; you do not want to be stranded in this desert. Make sure you carry plenty of water on board your ATV and be ready for an unforgettable time.