The Pozo/La Panza area is located on the north side of the District. This 18,867-acre area has approximately 44.5 miles of routes that vary from sandy washes to a ridgeline route including a section known to expert riders as the Stair Steps. It has 300-foot drop-off within a few feet of the steps.
Recreation passes and permits, like the Adventure Pass, are required for use in this area.
At a Glance
As of 2/5/16, the Pozo/La Panza OHV Riding Area has reopened due to an extended period of dry weather. When conditions change again to wet weather, trails may close again. Contact the Santa Lucia Ranger District for updated road conditions and closures at 805-925-9538 X 0