Upper Rancho Nuevo -



Dick Smith Wilderness,Hwy 33 Corridor

Ray’s Notes

Elevation: Google Earth says the elevation is

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Jim Blakley Notes
Located at a narrows in Rancho Nuevo Canyon about 6 miles .up the canyon, west from Highway 33. Rancho Nuevo means "new ranch" in Spanish. At the mouth of the canyon the Reyes family established a satellite ranch to their home ranch near Ozena on the Upper Cuyama River.

Rancho Nuevo Camp is located near the mouth of the canyon and is the start of Trail 24W03 which runs up the canyon to the Upper Camp. At one time there were 2 stoves, I wilderness grate, (C ice can with no chimney and a small horse corral which is in poor shape. Seasonal water is available from the creek.

Bob Burtness Notes
Administration:Los,Padres National Forest, Mt. Pinos DistrictAccess:About 6 miles west of State Highway 33 via the Tinta CanyonRoad (7NO4A) and the Rancho Nuevo Trail (24WO3).U.S. Forest Service map coordinates:M-17Topographical map: Rancho Nuevo CreekElevation: 4,050 feet (1,235 meters)Terrain: canyonVegetation:Big Cone Douglas fir, Pinion pine, yucca, chaparralTables: noneStoves: 4Water: stream (sulfurous and seasonal).

Special Features: There is a corral across the creek.
Historical Highlights: "Rancho Nuevo" means "new camp or ranch" in Spanish. This camp was so named because at one time the land here became the "new ranch" for part of the Reyes family whose home place was near Ozena on the upper Cuyama River.

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Last Updated: Thursday, December 11, 2014