San Diego County Mountain & Desert Cruise

Sunday, April 22, 2012
9:30 AM

Our first cruise of 2012 will be a tour through the back county to the desert and back. There are some great curvy roads that will excite you and your Ultimate Driving Machine. Maybe the desert flowers will be blooming for the enjoyment of everyone.

We will start at Bad Ass Coffee (map) in Rancho Penasquitos at 9:30 AM and experience some spirited driving though the east county, down Montezuma Grade to Borrego Springs for lunch, back up the Banner Grade to Julian, and then to the ending point in Ramona. There will be two brief rest stops plus the lunch stop. The distance is 140 miles and the estimated driving time, not including rest stops and lunch is 3:49 hours, so plan on a full day. At the ending point at the junction of highways 67 and 78 drivers can go toward San Diego or go west to interstate highways 15 or 5. An interactive map of the entire route is show below. Click on the link below the map to open it in Google Maps. For questions contact Jim Lloyd by phone at 619-322-7428 or by e-mail at . Indicate your participation on the Facebook event page.

Download a PDF of the route

Click to view in Google Maps

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