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“Worth the trip to see” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rainbow Basin Natural Area

Rainbow Basin Natural Area
Ranked #3 of 16 things to do in Barstow
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This scenic desert area is good for hiking and other outdoor activities.
Anaheim, California
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Worth the trip to see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013

The colour and variations of rock formations throughout the loop are outstanding. Will visit again sometime in the future. Only one disappointment, some fools had smashed beer bottles around viewing area 4 creating a hazard for visitors especially young children and dogs.

Visited October 2013
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2013

Being from Florida, the scenery was well worth the short drive. Loved the drive thru the river basin. Beautiful pics!

Visited August 2013
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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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164 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Geologic scenery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

You can get a great view of faulting in an easily understood layout, plus some of the most spectacular pocket canyon scenery anywhere. For anyone even slightly interested in geology it's a must.

Visited July 2013
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2 Thank Dave N
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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Gorgeous!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2013

It's a 3 mile drive in on very rough road and then a 4 mile loop on a dirt road around the basin. Luckily, the road is one way so you don't have to worry about oncoming traffic. The scenery is gorgeous! I went when it was 108 degrees, so getting out of the car to take photos and hopping back in was all I could take.. If you mind the heat, go in the fall or the winter.

Visited July 2013
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5 Thank TartyShots
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Buenos Aires
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Beautiful Unique landscape to drive through”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2013

Really worth the visit, it only takes a couple hours to go, do the loop and be ready to move on, and it is really really a unique view and a very special sight. Basically, you loop around inside your car, not sure it makes any sense to stop. I could not go at the best hours (early morning or late afternoon) and still found it worth the while. Very recommended if you have the time.

Visited January 2013
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7 Thank ConnieT1970
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