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“Want to be part of history? See this!”
Review of Mojave Trail

Ranked #2 of 7 things to do in Mojave
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Owner description: Early American pioneers seeking out the promised land of California used to travel along this desolate but adventurous 138-mile road.
Bakersfield, California
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“Want to be part of history? See this!”
Reviewed August 14, 2012

The Mojave Trail is hard to Find if you're not looking for it. You're best bet is to look it up on a map, then when you get in the area, you'll start seeing signs on the sides of roads with directions, placards and descriptions. Very scenic. Slow going, offroad. 4x4 recommended. Pre-runner truck or low-clearance 4x4 car would be ok. I went in a Range Rover with all terrain tires and didn't ahve any problems except for one hill that took two attempts at it. Bypass route was available. Lots of sand, most of it is packed, but some is soft and you need to be familiar with driving in soft sand or you can get stuck.

Visited March 2012
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“An annual expedition with good friends”
Reviewed November 15, 2010

The Mojave Road is a great adventure. If you enjoy Off Roading, Camping, History and the beauty of the desert this trip is for you. The Entire Historic Mojave Rd. is approx. 133 miles from start to end. You should have a 4x4 to be safe but for the most part you don't really need it unless you hit some soft sand or any wet areas. The Starting point is right next to the AVI Casino just outside Laughlin. The finish is just east of Calico. We go every Thanksgiving weekend and start Friday morning around 8:00 am and Finish Sunday afternoon. It gets cold at night 30's-40's depending on elevation. Usually beautiful during the day, high 60's - 70's. Be sure to travel with at least 2 vehicles jus in case. Pack plenty of firewood and the proper supplies, including estra water and Gas. At one point in the trail you are 60 miles from nothing and It really feels that way which is part of the adventure. I reccommend purchasing the mojave rd. guide if you are interested in going.

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