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Beautiful preserve. Take water when visiting. Lot's of trails to explore. Restrooms available and clean. Had a great time visiting from MO

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Troy, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful preserve. Take water when visiting. Lot's of trails to explore. Restrooms available and clean. Had a great time visiting from MO

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On our way from Las Vegas to Palm Springs we took the short cut via Cima, Kelso and Amboy. We were surprised how green it was considering that it supposed to be a desert. However we soon saw that there were flooding and learned later at the Kelso depot about a storm the night before. The landscape is great and... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Add a star if you want total solitude in the summer. A nice half-day excursion but not enough stopping places, no wow picture taking opportunities, and way too hot in the summer for hiking or even walking around. We enjoyed much more our visit to Death Valley NP on the same trip.

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Columbus Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Good for a full day in the part. We went in May and it was 70's. Recommendations: Stop and get a park map at the Kelso Depot (Visitor Center and Museum), stop at hole in the wall, climb Kelso Sand Dunes (these dunes sing if you get the right amount of sand falling down the slope), visit the lava tubes,... More 

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Texarkana, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

We visited in June 2015 and the heat and drought were overwhelming. The temperatures were in the mid 110s throughout and it felt like death. The highlights are the dust storms moving across the horizon. Not enjoyable like many parts of the National Park system but worth seeing. Grapes of Wrath felt real.

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Canandaigua
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

Take your time getting to know this beauty. We liked it because of the variety of terrain, vegetation, solitude, and amazing views. It's a subtle beauty and if you hurry through it, you'll miss the magic of the place. We stayed at Hole in the Wall campground, no reservations accepted, but had no trouble finding a site. Call ahead if... More 

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

This preserve is not all that exciting when you first are made aware of it's presence. But as you drive through it, the sheer stunning beauty of the desert, and all of it's colors and landforms, are breathtaking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

Camp ground was very nice the hikes we did were incredible. Flowers were in bloom. It rained hard one night so we drive around the next day but returned back to our camp. Wow beautiful hikes were very easy.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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56 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

With time on our hands we decided to turn on to Cima Road and take this route through the Preserve on our way to Joshua Tree. With next to no services, come prepared in terms of water, snacks and enough gas. We hiked the Teutonic Peak Trail which takes you through one of the densest concentrations in the world of... More 

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Wynyard, SK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

We turned off highway 15 onto the Cima road and into another world. So quiet and beautiful. If you love Joshua trees this is the place for you. Thousands of them stretching into the distance. We would park the car in the middle of the road get out take a bunch of pictures and no one would ever come from... More 

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