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.

Last Chance Canyon is a scenic canyon surrounded by striking red and pick buttes. Many mines and dugouts can be found in the area. The first part of the trail is the toughest. Its winds through an eroded wash with moderate and difficult options. Heavy rains can move things around making conditions unpredictable. One of the most common features within Last Chance Canyon is the v-notch and the Cudahy Camp.