Crazy Couser is a twisting, curving 20-mile route that parallels Interstate 15 from just outside Escondido north to Pala Road. It requires careful and attentive driving along roads that are narrow with blind driveways and hairpin curves. There are frequent stretches where the road has little or no shoulder, as well as encroachment by everything from trees to boulders to guardrails.

Couser Canyon ebook cover.
Take the Couser Canyon drive.

The book, which includes a locator map, photos, a link to a Google map, history of the area and activities, brings drivers to views that include mountains and valleys, ranches, and canopies created by adjacent trees. It’s a blast for bicycle and motorcycle riders, and for drivers of modern sedans and sports cars.

A bit more challenging for classic car drivers whose cars are equipped with solid rear axles (if you have one, you’ll know what I’m talking about).

This day trip from San Diego is great for visitors or locals who have already taken in all the great San Diego attractions such as Balboa Park and the Zoo. The start of the drive is about 35 minutes from central San Diego. Take your own car, or splurge and rent a sports car or motorcycle for the day.

Part of the new Joyride Guru San Diego County Day Trip series, it’s available on the handy Kindle format for your Kindle tablet or through the app that runs on most smart phones and tablets. The drives all make for perfect San Diego day trips. Get it right now for just $2.99 at the Amazon Kindle store.

It’s Chapter 7 in the print version, Joyrides Around San Diego, so if you’re an Kindle Unlimited member, you can have the drive and directions easily accessible and use Google Maps to navigate. It’s that way now with all chapters in Joyrides.

And here’s a video of the thrilling ride, courtesy Clark Hampton on YouTube.

Explore San Diego County's backroads, beaches, mountains and deserts with Joyride Guru® and award-winning author Jack Brandais. Make them your San Diego day trip.