Welcome to Gear Grinders 4 Wheel Drive Club!

Established in 1971 and located in Ridgecrest, California, we are a family oriented group of four-wheelers dedicated to promoting responsible off-road fun and protecting our natural resources.Our club takes pride in its support of Tread Lightly on Public lands. We are comprised of outgoing, fun loving, patriotic and responsible members who share the same love of off-roading and the outdoors. Guests are always welcome, so contact us if you will be in the area.  We’ll let you know where we are going and when.

This is an all-wheel-base run with at least 31" tires and a limited slip diff recommended. This is a fairly technical run with an experienced driver recommended. The route is an old, non-maintained mining road that contains rocks, gravel, sand, steep climbs and descents, narrow roadways, shelf roads and some side hills. The road travels up a rocky wash before climbing up the canyon. There are some great views of Panamint Valley and diverse terrain, finally arriving at an old mine.