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Amazing Drive-through at night

The views of the night sky were absolutely stunning. Even being 100s of miles away from LV and LA you could see the light radiating in the sky just because there weren't any other... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Newark, Delaware

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is a sort of lonely drive through the reserve, but the area around Cima is loaded with Joshua Trees, and the stop at Kelso is a nice bathroom break. It should have food however. The views are long across desert, which can be nice if new to you.

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Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The views of the night sky were absolutely stunning. Even being 100s of miles away from LV and LA you could see the light radiating in the sky just because there weren't any other light sources around you.

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St. George, Utah
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

with a 15 passenger van with youth school group headed to Joshua Tree. We stopped at Kelso Depot Visitor center. Excellent place for train watching and the restored depot is interesting. Good bathroom stop and has an outdoor picnic area. It appeared to have food indoors, but it wasn't open when we were there. Friendly rangers and average exhibits. The... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove through on our way to Joshua Tree. It was the middle of winter, so mind you it wasn't the most exciting time of the year. Also the road to 'Hole in the wall' Trail and ring hoop look out point was very rough due to seasonal conditions. Cool to see, but don't make a special trip out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 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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Royersford
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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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