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2016 MetalCloak Pre-Cantina BBQ


Cantina for the Con is an event put on by the Rubicon Trail Foundation each year as a fundraiser to acquire money that will be used in maintaining the Rubicon Trail.  The event takes place at the Loon Lake spillway in the El Dorado National Forest, and is the start of the world famous Rubicon Trail. Pre-Cantina tickets, flex ramp, …

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Rubicon Trail Frequently Asked Questions

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Trail Soup Bowl

Rubicon Trail FAQ- What is the distance to the Rubicon from Sacramento?  80miles Rubicon Elevation – 5,000 to 7,000 FT Do I get cell phone service on the Rubicon Trail? Service is spotty at best, and I would not rely on cell service for communication. What’s the weather like at the Rubicon? The weather depends on the season.  With cold …

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Rubicon Trail Overview

Jeep Wranglers on Rubicon Trail

The world famous Rubicon Trial is located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. This 4×4 trail will test even the best built 4x4s.  The trail is accessible from the west via Loon Lake or Wentworth Springs Rd and from the east off of McKinney Rubicon Road.  Most visitors start from the west and finish in Lake Tahoe.  The trail stretches 12 …

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Directions to the Rubicon Trail and Trail Map

Rubicon Trail Map

Directions to the Rubicon- Directions to the Loon Lake entrance of the Rubicon – From Sacramento : Travel east on Highway 50 to Ice House Road, left on Ice House Road to Loon Lake Road.  Right on Loon Lake Road and continue on Loon Lake Road over the second dam. Directions to the Wentworth entrance of the Rubicon – From …

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Can I take my trailer on the Rubicon Trail?


Many people visit the Rubicon Trail each year from all over the country and even the world.  When you’re traveling that far you often are planning on staying on the trail for 3 days to a week, and need a bit more gear than someone coming for the night or a couple days. Can you tow a trailer through the …

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Fishing at Loon Lake, California


When you talk about Loon Lake most people instantly think of it as the starting point for world famous Rubicon Trail, but it’s much more than that! Loon Lake located in the Sierra Nevada mountains is actually a great place to go fishing, hiking or camping for the day.  The fishing is normally amazing all day long, even in the …

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Cantina for the Rubicon 2013


The Rubicon Trail Foundations 2013 Cantina for the Con just occurred last weekend August 31st & Sunday September 1st 2013 (Labor Day Weekend), and took place at the Loon Lake spillway which is the entrance to the world famous Rubicon Trail. If you weren’t there then you missed out on the awesome tacos and ice cream as well as a …

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Sam’s Offroad Customer Appreciation Event

      Welcome to Clayton, OK Welcome to Clayton, OK, the home of Tater and Jo Decker of the Cowboy Hall of Fame.  More importantly, it is also the venue for the annual Sam’s Offroad and Rough Country Suspension Customer Appreciation Run.  Sam’s Offroad Equipment and Rough Country Suspension Systems have been teaming together to put on this fantastic …

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King of the Hammers 2011

    The Ultra4 Racing Season Opens With a Roar Like modern day gladiators race teams gathered and fans flocked to watch the 5th annual King of the Hammers off road race in Southern California. Unlike the days of Rome, these gladiators had more than a few horses to drag them around and vehicle suspensions that where unthinkable in the …

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Off-Roading Hot Spots: Imperial Sand Dunes

  The Imperial Sand Dunes are the largest cluster of sand dunes in California. With a span 45 miles long and six miles wide, the Imperial Sand Dunes, also known as Algodones Dunes, cover 118,000 acres of land. This large mass of sand and wilderness is home to some of the world’s most popular sand dunes and off-roading sites. Popular …

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