In February, 2006, Elizabeth and I returned to the petrified ‘forest’ canyon. We first saw it the previous July (during the El Rosario Cultural Festival We also went to La Bocana beach, logging the milages on both roads from town (see below).

Getting to the petrified wood canyon…

After receiving permission from the property managers of Diamante Del Mar, we hiked up this road to the canyon trail.

View of La Bocana

We hiked up this ridge just east of the correct canyon when we realized we missed the trail.

The cross shaped cholla is a good marker on the trail to the petrified wood canyon.

Once in the dry wash, you begin to see the petrified wood samples as you hike up the narrow arroyo.

Elizabeth hiking in the arroyo.

Interesting erosion…

Elizabeth and David exploring Baja’s great places.

La Bocana Beach

Just over 5 miles from Highway 1, in El Rosario, is this beautiful beach.

The north end of the beach is this little cove in the cliff.

The view west…


EL ROSARIO to LA BOCANA (Valley Road, 4WD)