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This is a place where you just have to see it in person to appreciate its unique beauty and atmosphere. I was absolutely blown away by some of the breathtaking scenery and little towns you will venture up on. Traffic is scarce at times then...More
Saw the massive expanse of the Mojave on a drive from Vegas to Los Angeles. The views are spectacular, and well worth to look around, but I would not necessarily recommend stepping down, as there is absolutely nothing for miles in any direction. In other...More
The drive down Cima Road to Kelso and beyond is simply staggering in its beauty. There is a remarkable variety of habitats in the preserve and had we planned our trip differently we'd have stayed here for a couple of days to see more of...More
What a wonderful, off-the-beaten-path beauty. The Joshua Tree Forest on Cima Road was surreal, amazing, otherworldly. We made it a quick day trip from Las Vegas. Would love to camp there in the future and spend more time so we could see the other areas.
If you're traveling between LA and Vegas (in either direction), and have an extra hour to spare (for this detour), you'll be missing out if you choose not to drive the triangular scenic route of Baker-Kelso-Cima. Driving East from LA to Vegas, take Exit 246...More
if you are anyway on the way from south california to las vegas, dont take the interstate. the mojave desert is very impressive, doesnt cost entry fee and is almost as pretty in certain areas as joshua tree national park that costs 30$ entry fee
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
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