Local law enforcement officers are making sure that everyone stays on designated trails. Rangers and deputies are issuing tickets without warnings to people who are not riding on the designated open trails.
When a trail is not signed as a designated open OHV trail, it is closed to all motor vehicles. Only trails with OHV route signs are open for OHV use.
Trails that are signed as closed or barricaded with posts are closed. Do not on that trail. It is your responsible to know how trails are marked and to stay on a designated trail at all times. The use of closed roads poses numerous hazards for motor vehicles, and needlessly damages sensitive natural and cultural resources. Local law enforcement will not tolerate anyone on closed trails.
For maps and information on the designated trails in the greater Jawbone area, please visit or contact the Jawbone Station Visitors Center.
The Friends of Jawbone has gotten pretty good at route signing over recent years. In fact, we've invented new technologies such as special auger trucks that can install signs in seconds. Therefore, it should come to no surprise that FOJ assisting the local Bureau of Land Management (BLM) field office on their major court-ordered signing effort in the West Mojave desert.
All of the BLM's routes in and around Jawbone Canyon were designated through the West Mojave Plan (WEMO) plan and these are the routes that are required to be signed. The Jawbone Canyon/Dove Spring area and the Rand Mountains have been fully signed for some time. Other areas that are less often visited are currently the focus of the BLM signing effort.
Read more: El Pasos Signing Effort