Current Accessibility into Martinez Canyon

General Palm Springs area.

Re: Current Accessibility into Martinez Canyon

Postby halhiker » Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:17 pm

I drove up there last week. Took the road around the closure. The land to the right is BLM. Lots of tracks leading into canyon although the route was a little rough I rarely needed 4WD. Going back up in the next couple weeks.
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Re: Current Accessibility into Martinez Canyon

Postby KathyW » Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:48 pm

The gate may be closed but BLM requires that it be unlocked. A few years ago a tenant farming that area was locking the gate but BLM told them to keep it unlocked. Maybe they have started locking it again and BLM needs to be notified. The land adjacent to the gate was fallow for a while but they might be planning on growing hemp on part of it.

Here's are some maps showing where the gate is: https://kathywing.smugmug.com/Californi ... /i-h7SGqS6

Almost all the section lines in the Coachella Valley are public right of ways but the farmers sometimes put gates up to prevent theft and dumping.
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