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Alone at last!

This area is really wild. If you want to get away from the rest of the world, this is the place to be. You need a high clearance 4x4 to really explore the place.It is a big park... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This area is really wild. If you want to get away from the rest of the world, this is the place to be. You need a high clearance 4x4 to really explore the place.It is a big park, so it can take you five or six hours to get through it. We visited a lava tube. Interesting but I had... More 

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Hemet, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Absolutely loved driving through the preserve. Drove through during the day on the way to Vegas, really enjoyed the sights and the vistas. Loved driving through the forest of Joshua Tress near Cima. Kelso was a great place to stop, I had no choice as I had to wait for two trains to pass. I didn't mind, I love trains.... More 

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Boulder City, Nevada
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I'm probably shooting myself in the foot with this review because I love the solitude of this park, but this place is one of our all time favorites to get away from the glitz of Las Vegas. The campgrounds are generally not full, but the good spots do get filled up on the weekends. There are many interesting things to... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We enjoyed a 1/2 day soaking up the unusual beauty of this area. Would like to come again during cooler weather to really explore more. Take time to drive by and see the impressive solar thermal collection setup near Ivanpah.

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Edina, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Bring your 4x4 because you're going to be crawling all over the desert! There are seeming endless trails of 4x4 only "roads" and you will need it for some of them. You can drive for hours and not see another person. The map of the park illustrates some of the major attractions but if you're trying to find them it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I have been here a couple of times. There was not a lot to see apart from shrubs and Joshua trees and rocks.

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I don't know if there's really enough to justify spending more than a long day here, unless you are really into desert camping or backcountry driving or hiking. On our way from Las Vegas to Twentynine Palms, we detoured through Mojave and spent 5-6 hours here and it was well worth it. We entered on Cima Road on the west... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I drove through the Preserve from Las Vegas on my way to Twentynine Palms, CA. It was one of the most beautiful drives I've ever taken! The desert was in spring time bloom. The forest of Joshua Trees was absolutely amazing! I stopped at the Visitor's Center in Kelso. It used to be a train depot for Union Pacific. I... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This was a one night camping trip but we managed to cover a large section of the park. We entered through the 40 freeway and travelled to our first destination, Kelso dunes. We hiked to the top of the dunes and were rewarded with an amazing view of the desert. It's a strenuous hike but if you take your time... More 

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Livermore, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We were on our way down to Phoenix and wanted to spend a night camping in the Preserve. Since no reservations are allowed, we decided to drive to the Mid HIlls Campground, which is limited to tent campting. We were out in the middle of nowhere, miles from a paved road. Absolutely quite, no ambient light, about 5 of the... More 

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