|Rainbow Basin National Natural Landmark
Rainbow Basin Natural Area is located 8 miles north of Barstow, California, off Irwin Road (not Fort Irwin
Road). The main acess route is Fossil Bed Road. Rainbow Basin is designated as an Area of Critical
Environmental Concern due to landscape features and paleontological resources in the area.
From Main Street, in Barstow, travel north on First Avenue and turn left on Irwin Road.
Proceed out of town until you see the sign for Rainbow Basin.
Turn left on Fossil Bed Road and follow signs either to Owl Canyon Campground or the Fossil Canyon Loop
The loop road returns to Fossil Bed Road just west of this entrance.
Though it was late in the day, the interesting rock formation are still very exciting. It is only 8 mile from
Barstow, off I 15 about halfway between LA and Las Vegas.
Not a sole around, but plenty of vultures.= plenty of food for them.
Must leave, can't see any more soon.