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Though arid and harsh, the Mojave Desert is home to over 200 endemic plant species and only one kind of tree, the Joshua Tree.
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Amazing road through and alongside the desert - loads of Joshua Trees ( no need to go to Joshua Tree National Park on way so saving about an extra 3 hours off the trip) No need to go to Kelso to the Visitor centre just...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 6 August 2018

I certainly would not have made a special trip here just to see a desert however being on a route between other places it was interesting to see how the desert changes:- sandy, rocky, mountainous, barren areas, shrubs, cacti plus Joshua trees. Man-made sights include...More

Thank Betula103
Reviewed 8 July 2018

We have visited the Mojave Desert several times. This time we visited it on our way to Las Vegas I like the Joshua Trees and other plants in the desert Its also a good place to hike

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

In comparison to other National Parks this one is maybe lesser known to people and does not have as many commercially or well known landmarks, but that does not make this area boring or uninteresting. Compared to other National Parks this one is very well...More

Thank Kristine C
Reviewed 23 March 2018

I stopped here on a roadtrip home from Seattle. We stopped by the Kelso Dunes, and the Granite Mountains. It was a beautiful area, and lots of nice scenery driving through, but the dunes and mountains weren't really worth the hike IMO.

Thank WanderingSchoolGirl
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Visited parts of the Mojave desert as part of my last US visit. Within the visit I looked at Las Vegas, Red Canyon, Death Valley and some other areas. The desert is huge and never really gets cold.

1  Thank Christian091280
Reviewed 3 March 2018

This is one of my fav places in the world. Not only is spring spectacular, but the night sky is amazing. Definitely a great place to get away from it all. BE SURE to bring whatever supplies you need because there is NO STORE nearby...More

Thank Libi K
Reviewed 8 November 2017

The land is amazing to explore and wander, there are dunes, rock outcroppings and plenty of spaces to explore. You have to be ready. Don't get caught without proper supplies. It's a desert, it's really dry, bring plenty of water, find shade. There's lots of...More

1  Thank abe s
Reviewed 7 August 2017

'It's definitely a story' we like to tell everyone. Our plan was to drive from LA to Vegas in a mustang - and got there. Eventually. We got a little lost, but the actual desert was pretty awesome. TIP: always make sure your GPS works...More

2  Thank robinsonashleigh
Reviewed 28 June 2017

There is nothing much there to see, at least from the main Rd. We have seen so much interesting stuff on this trip this doesn't rate as one of the highlights. We were lucky we could put the top down and turn up the music.

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