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“Rainbow Basin; A Small Sample Of The Mojave Desert” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Rainbow Basin Natural Area

Rainbow Basin Natural Area
Fossil Bed Road, 8 Miles North, Barstow, CA 92311
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Ranked #3 of 15 things to do in Barstow
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: This scenic desert area is good for hiking and other outdoor activities.
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“Rainbow Basin; A Small Sample Of The Mojave Desert”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2004

The Rainbow Basin Natural Area is interesting and visually pleasing.
The geologic formations are beautiful and possess a variety of earth tone colors. The plant communtiy in the area is diverse and is composed of creosote bush scrub as well as Joshua tree woodland. In the spring, a diverse array of interesting annual flowers carpet the area. If your into natural areas, you won't be disappointed!

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