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Mojave National Preserve

90942 Kelso Cima Rd., CA 92309
+1 760-252-6100
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Unique - almost like an icon

I have been always mesmerised by this part of the US, as I watched cowboy movies from the other... read more

Reviewed today
Spectacular Drive To/From Las Vegas

We recently spent a couple of weeks in Palm Springs. We needed any excuse to experience the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
St. Catharines, Canada
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  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“joshua tree” (17 reviews)
“sand dunes” (24 reviews)
“teutonia peak” (13 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
90942 Kelso Cima Rd., CA 92309
+1 760-252-6100

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Reviewed today

I have been always mesmerised by this part of the US, as I watched cowboy movies from the other side of the planet as a child, no wonder that I asked my partner to stop briefly here each occasion as we went to Vegas coming...More

Thank TERRAvelista
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently spent a couple of weeks in Palm Springs. We needed any excuse to experience the solitude and beauty of the desert. This is truly one of the most spectacular drives in the world. We got up early, drove to Vegas, a bit of...More

Thank Dogswood
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mohave honestly feels like a different planet. We drove from Joshua tree through the desert to Las Vegas in the afternoon and commented constantly about the beauty of this place. You could spend days here if you were a photographer and never get the same...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 27 August 2017

The first time we visited was in the heat of summer when we got out of the car twice - the longer stop, by the most interesting part of the preserve, the 'visitors center, smack in the center of the preserve. This time it was...More

Thank EMK260
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Mojave National Preserve is in the High Desert and is stunning. Every inch, every bit of it, be it on foot, on a horse or in your car. You do need to see the Mojave before you leave this earth. You can camp, backpack, hike,...More

1  Thank Elizabeth L
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed the scenery. There are mountains, rock formations, unique vegetation, and interesting trails to hike. Just note that the only visitor center in the park site, Kelso Depot, is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. I was not happy about this.

2  Thank Susan M
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

The national preserve is an amazing place to camp, view the stars, hike and just explore. We stayed in a roadside campsite on cima road near the teutonia trail behind the memorial cross. There are no facilities so be ready to rough it. Bring a...More

1  Thank Robnight
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We drove through the National Preserve on our way to San Diego. We loved the scenery and the landscape. We stopped in to visit the museum in Kelso and also the Sand Dunes right outside of Kelso. The road is a little rough, but worth...More

2  Thank Clinical R
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Loved the campground at Hole in the Rock, surrounded by desert flowers it was one of the most picturesque places we have camped, with the colours of the landscape changing constantly over sunset. The ring trail is one of the great hikes, short but fascinating....More

Thank teamflames
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We are not hikers, but we enjoyed the Mojave Preserve by car and many many stops. I was really surprised by the fact that it does not look like what I expected this desert to look like. It was full of mountains, shrubs, blooming flowers...More

2  Thank Janelle H
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