Dragon’s Back Ridge on the San Andreas Fault, Carrizo Plain National Monument

Dragon’s Back Ridge is the result of the tremendous pressure along the San Andreas Fault that runs through the Carrizo Plain National Monument. The ridge is located southeast of the Wallace Creek offset and contains its own offset drainage channels. It can be accessed from Elkhorn Road.

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On the Carrizo Plain, in the shadow of the Caliente Range, overlooking spring flowers with Dragon's Back Ridge in the background.

A more detailed write up about Dragon’s Back Ridge and the San Andreas Fault, along with aerial photos, can be found at the following link: Ramon’s Image Gallery

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