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Mojave preserve

Eastbourne, England
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Mojave preserve

Next month we will be driving back from Las Vegas to catch a late flight from LAX and are looking for somewhere to stop off on the way. Mojave preserve looks interesting, although we will need to stick with paved roads as we will be in a rental car. What should we try to see (We have visited death valley twice and loved the desert scenery, nothing like it back here in UK).

Encinitas...
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for Zion National Park, Joshua Tree National Park
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1. Re: Mojave preserve

Get of Interstate 15 at Cima Road and head towards Cima. Along this route is the largest concentration of Joshua Trees in the world, near Teutonia Peak. Follow the railroad tracks on Kelso Cima Road to Kelso. Wander thru the train depot/museum/park headquarters. Then take Kelbaker Road past the sand dunes to Interstate 40. At Kelso you can take Kelbaker Road out to Baker to rejoin I-15 past the lava fields, or take Kelbaker the other way past the sand dunes to I-40 and Barstow and rejoin I-15.

Yet another way is to continue Kelbaker to Route 66 and see Roys motel in Amboy.Then take 66 to Barstow or continue on Amboy Road to 29 Palms and Joshua Tree National Park. Do the north loop and end at the town of Joshua Tree. Then take hwy 62 to Interstate 10 past Palm Springs to LA.

That last option will take a while. If you are pressed for time, I would do the preserve, then I-40.You could stop at the R66 museum in Barstow.

Here are pics of the routes.

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Encinitas...
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for Zion National Park, Joshua Tree National Park
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2. Re: Mojave preserve

There is a map of the roads in the NPS website.

www.nps.gov/moja

Eastbourne, England
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3. Re: Mojave preserve

thanks .... sounds just great

Wasilla, Alaska
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for Alaska
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4. Re: Mojave preserve

We did Palm Springs to Vegas via Joshua Tree National Park & Mojave National Preserve in November. All the roads were paved and in good shape.

Here's a link with pictures from the drive and a map of our route:

…blogspot.com/2012/11/joshua-tree-route-66-m…

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