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Mojave National Preserve

90942 Kelso Cima Rd., CA 92309
+1 760-252-6100
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Lots to see!

We did the preserve in a one day shot. We came in from Primm, NV and went to the Kelso Visitors... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2018
SlowPoke59
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Apex, North Carolina
Boring area- I wasted a day here and regret not going somewhere else.

I figured since I was in Vegas and so close to California, that I might as well go here. Big... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
GeniaCosgrove
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Louisville, Kentucky
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  • Average9%
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“kelso dunes” (39 reviews)
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90942 Kelso Cima Rd., CA 92309
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

We did the preserve in a one day shot. We came in from Primm, NV and went to the Kelso Visitors center. The center is beautiful and then went to the Kelso Sand Dunes. This is a long day in this park so start early...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

I figured since I was in Vegas and so close to California, that I might as well go here. Big mistake. It was totally boring, flat, nothing to see or do. wasted an entire day of driving and literally took 2 pictures here. The only...More

2  Thank GeniaCosgrove
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

We were driving from Las Vegas to Los Angeles and decided to take the scenic route through Mojave Desert National Preserve. We took exit 286 off I-15 and traveled Nipton, Ivanpah, Morning Star Mine, Kelso-Cima, and Kelbaker Roads south to I-40 near Amboy. This was...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

I was really nervous about traveling through the Mojave NP, but just have a full tank of gas, water, and plenty of time and it will be a blast. It's very easy to navigate and you may have long stretches of time where you see...More

2  Thank rgilpin99
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

We spent about 1 full day here, and went to Hole in the wall, Rock spring loop trail, the Kelso Visitor Center, and of course the Kelso Dunes. Bring food, water, supplies, etc. as there is nothing out here but desert. 4 wheel drive is...More

Thank jlava88
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

This is a wonderful, moderately difficult hike, with great scenic beauty. But make sure to check the temperatures. We were there at the end of March and arrived at the trailhead at 8:30am only to decide to not start the hike until two hours later...More

Thank ninasche117
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

I spent five days traveling around the Mojave National Preserve taking images of the scenery. There were rock formations, various trees and plants, old mines, abandoned dwellings, corrals and ranches. Five days barely scratched the surface. I will be back to take in more sites.

1  Thank Chuck8700
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

This is a nice drive across the desert. lots of cool flora. cactus, joshua trees. stop at the national park station for a cool museum and understanding of the desert. see the sand dunes too. TIPS: fill your tank before heading into the desert. Have...More

Thank eatlocal1ofakind
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

Good day trip from Las Vegas on our way to Palm Springs. Couple of hour drive. Maybe 45-55 MPH single lane highway most of the way over. Lots of dips in the road - probably want to go slower if a cyclist. Enjoyed it, plenty...More

Thank msadler99
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

Traveling through on I-15 and headed to the Las Vegas area, we stopped by the preserve and took it in. Very cool, especially for the kids.

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afstravel
7 January 2018|
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Response from Dean1900 | Reviewed this property |
I cannot help you. Only been once. And only to Hole in the Wall. Which takes time given the unpaved roads.
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