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Description: Though arid and harsh, the Mojave Desert is home to over 200 endemic plant...
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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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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Rineyville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
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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Harwinton, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

There is a lot to see and do here if you like the outdoors and exploring more than sight seeing. I rented a 4wd out of Vegas and did some exploring on the off highway roads. Its dry now, and most of the roads have firm sand. Never had to air down....so I'm returning the tire inflator and shovel to... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

This is one of those places that finds an attractiveness to a small percentage of people. If you have an appreciation for say, the surface of Mars, then you will like this desert. I'm sure there is interesting wildlife and plants that might warrant a look by those few people, but we are from a state with some form of... More 

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