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Beautiful dark night sky, crisp cold night air with a wood camp fire. Hiking during the day we were usually alone, occasionally one or two other cars indicating another's... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful dark night sky, crisp cold night air with a wood camp fire. Hiking during the day we were usually alone, occasionally one or two other cars indicating another's presence. Kelso dunes, kelso depot, hole in the wall canyons were awesome. Was not able to see the lava tube because we didn't feel comfortable in our Chevy equinox awd to... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

The Mojave National Preserve is much under rated. A lot of people will say there is nothing there but in fact it's filled with geologic wonders and natural wonders. On my way back to Las Vegas my adventurous spirit kicked in. I exited Cima Road headed to Kelso and exited at the Kebalker road toward highway 40. Beware there are... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

I spent about 8 hours driving through this beautiful preserve. As a midwesterner I am not used to this type of scenery. The variety of hills and vegetation was amazing. I would love to spend more time here. I gave it a four instead of a five because it lacks some of the scenic overlooks that other huge national parks... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

A very interesting drive through the desert to do some sight seeing. The landscape is so expansive and the mountains are great scenery also.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

A great desert drive with some great scenery. The Joshua Tree's, the mountains ranges and the vast desert landscape. We explored this area on a road trip between Palm Springs and Las Vegas, and loved it. Make sure to check out the train station in Kelso and Roy's Motel on the old Route 66 section.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We drove through the desert as part of a road trip from Las Vegas to Palm Springs... loved it! Great landscape, interested places like Kelso. US at its best.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Had a meeting in Desert Springs, CA. Chose to fly nonstop to Las Vegas and drive down to avoid multiple flights each way. A decision I will never regret and a trip I will always remember. Map it out and plan to take advantage of the museum and rest rooms in Cima, stop on old Rt. 66 and check out... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We entered in Barstow, went to the Kelso area and then drove another 30 minutes or so before exiting the park (cannot remember the name of the loop). We were here in October, so the heat was not very intense (it was in the low 90's), but it definitely was hot. It is pretty isolated which allows you just to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

The Mojave National Preserve is huge. We have driven through a portion of it. The Kelso Depot is, as the brochure says, a quiet anomaly in the middle of the desert. Slated to be torn down by the railroad after it fell into disuse, local residents successfully saved it and eventually restored the building. Passing it to the National Park... More 

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Texarkana, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Mojave National Preserve is a large park in Southern California. It is administered by the National Park Service. I took I -40 east from Barstow and exited at Kelbaker Road to head north to the visitor center at Kelso, CA. The first part of the trip was climbing up to the pass on the east side of the Granite Mountains.... More 

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