65 Mile Trail

Map 65 Miles

Ridgecrest weather

See an aerial tour of ride camp

Directions to Basecamp  located at the Desert Empire Fairgrounds in Ridgecrest, CA

Want comfortable accommodations at basecamp?  Reserve your house trailer through Hi Desert Trailer Rentals

Airport information for flying in to the ride site

RV Park information/reservations  (there is an RV Park adjacent to the fairgrounds.  No horses allowed)

Fun and interesting attractions in the area:               Click here for the full article

Death Valley National Park  (home to the continental lowest point of elevation)

Mt. Whitney (the highest continental point of elevation)

Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

Maturango Museum of Natural History (schedule tours of local petroglyphs here)

Museum of Western Film History in Lone Pine

Trona Pinnacles

BLM Horse and Burro Facility

U.S. Naval Museum of Armament and Technology

Scenic drive up Highway 395 along the Eastern Sierras

Twenty Mule Team Museum

Ridgecrest, CA

Ridgecrest  is located in the Mojave Desert on the eastern side of the Sierra Mountains at their most southern tip. In town is the Desert Empire Fairgrounds which will be home to the 2019 AERC National Championship Ride.

The Desert Empire Fairgrounds

The Desert Empire Fairgrounds is within the city limits of Ridgecrest, CA and will be the base camp for the 2019 AERC National Championship Rides.  Stalls are available for rent and there is spacious room for parking large rigs.  There is running water in camp (bring a hose) and flush toilets with hot showers.