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Though arid and harsh, the Mojave Desert is home to over 200 endemic...

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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I crossed the desert whilst travelling from Las Vegas to Los Angeles first time I saw it. I was very excited of that amazing

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Padua, Italy
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Padua, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I crossed the desert whilst travelling from Las Vegas to Los Angeles first time I saw it. I was very excited of that amazing

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We passed through here during our recent road trip, the weather was lovely and the photo opportunities were amazing. I would recommend this place is well worth a visit.

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Genoa, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

On our way by car from Vegas to Mariposa/Yosemite, we crossed the desolated but fantastic Mojave desert all the way to the town of Mojave. After that point the road overtake a pass, spotted by incredible number of power wind mills and you can notice the landscape quickly turning from sandy brown to greenish as the desert ends here... Spotted... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Awesome views of the area on our drive to Vegas. We stopped and took pictures it was so beautiful. I recommend staying full on gas, as with any dessert there are limited stops.

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Pensacola, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We had thought that this day of the trip would be purely awful, crossing the Mojave Dessert, and we were in for a happy surprise. In March, it was beautiful! It is a little desolate, very rural, agricultural, but interesting, with a large variety of strange looking plants and cactus. We saw the old Twenty Mule Team boron digs, and... More 

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Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We really enjoyed our trip to the Mojave Desert. Going in December meant that we didn't need to be concerned about the hot temperatures, but could still see and enjoy the area. Keep in mind that there is little chance of cell service and although there are restroom facilities at Kelso Depot and the Kelso Dunes (for instance), there is... More 

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Detroit, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

The Mojave is one of my favorite places on earth! Its rather desolate, quiet, and has a lot of various landscapes to enjoy.

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Paterson, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Some might consider it boring, but I thought it was pretty cool and worth seeing at least once in your lifetime....lots of sand, rocks, mountains, joshua trees, shrubs, and cactus....we stopped twice, and it was HOT! and very windy, steadily blowing at 30-40mph at one stop, Make sure you bring water for yourself and your car as there are some... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I were in Vegas and thought we drive the 70 miles to see the Mojave Desert for something to do one morning. Well, let me tell you that it was just that, a desert. Yes it had rocks, bushes and sand. No big deal if you ask me. Would not recommend making a special trip to see... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We drove through this area as a detour and I have to say there is some great photo ops. The Joshua trees make you feel like you are in a western and the rocky landscape and yellow dirt are a great contrast to the bright blue sky.

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