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Just follow the main roads

After reading on the web and the gem trails book we own, we were not sure if we could find the... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2016
Absolutely needs high clearance vehicle

We ended up walking in the last couple of miles, as the rod is pretty rough with large rocks... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2016
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9 Jan 2017
“Not what it once was.”
24 May 2016
“Great week of rock hounding”
Exploration and digging at this elusive spot yields geodes, beautiful inside when split open.
Blythe, CA
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 22 September 2013

My parents, and I, have been visiting the Wiley's Well area for at least twenty years. It is an excellent place for rockhounds to play during the cooler months of the year. The two campgrounds along the road south from freeway I-10 are both "dry"...More

30  Thank Bartholomew2
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 4 December 2012

This is an off-road trip to collect colorful agate and crystal-filled nodules--while most of it is driven on rough desert tracks, I encountered a few places where gully erosion and deep sand/gravel were too much for any vehicle without high clearance and 4-wheel drive. Drive...More

27  Thank nbedinger
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

Four of us drove out to the beds in my Jeep Compass 4x4 and I'm very glad we took it for the high clearance. Not recommended for regular low slung vehicles! Our hopes were high because of the notoriety this area has received over the...More

11  Thank barry1170
Reviewed 24 May 2016

We love the Hauser Geode beds. Many acres of BLM land to ride atv's in to several great rock places. We don't find a lot of geodes, but than we aren't into a lot of hard digging. Would rather walk around with eyes peeled on...More

7  Thank Mary B
Reviewed 13 March 2016

After reading on the web and the gem trails book we own, we were not sure if we could find the geode beds way back off road. We had no problem, just keep to the main used roads. The road from the interstate down to...More

11  Thank 3bear
Reviewed 2 March 2016

We ended up walking in the last couple of miles, as the rod is pretty rough with large rocks ...hence high clearance ...takes a good 45 minutes to drive all the way back off blacktop... You have to kind of know what you are looking...More

2  Thank jshanson
Reviewed 8 February 2016

My family used to come out here in the early fifties on rock gathering trips. They used to find lots of large thunder eggs. People are still finding Geodes out here. I went out just to find some of the old places we collected at...More

3  Thank 707clayg
Reviewed 31 October 2015

We found the roads better than expected. The roads were rough in a couple places, a SUV did just fine. There are a couple places where the roads braid. But look a couple hundred yards ahead and you'll see the path. There are sign at...More

5  Thank any1mark
Reviewed 7 May 2015 via mobile

Did a lot of research before we went on this adventure. Rock hound sites made it seem easy to find the spot and as if there were geode's o'plenty. Not so much. A bit difficult to navigate the roads. Vehicle with high ground clearance required....More

2  Thank Micah D
Reviewed 11 April 2015

Good fun. Not a great haul, but excellent first trip out here. Great time of year to do it. Didn't get too hot. Watch out for the flies - they bite! More annoying than painful though ;)

3  Thank Nick M
Reviewed 13 February 2015 via mobile

We had some help before we arrived of what to look for. As soon as we stopped we were picking up little geodes off the ground. After a bit of looking we found a nice bed of geodes that were a nice baseball size. In...More

17  Thank Stacey M
Reviewed 13 January 2015

An off road adventure out in the desert to explore and look for geodes, we got about half a bucket of small ones on a fun adventure

5  Thank 588JimB588
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6 July 2016|
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Response from Mary B | Reviewed this property |
Boy, I doubt it. The road gets really sandy, and has some ruts. We usually park part way in, then use 4 wheelers or side by sides to get to the beds. I have seen quite a few 5th wheels parked by the different washes tho
6 April 2016|
Response from 3bear | Reviewed this property |
Please read my review, I have explained it when we were there 3 weeks aga. Have fun but whtch the heat this time of the year!