Mojave National Preserve

Mojave National Preserve

Off Road Vehicle Access in Mojave

Aiken Mine Road to the Lava Tube

From Baker, drive 21 miles south on Kelbaker Road, then about 4.5 miles northeast on the unmarked Aiken Mine Road. Bear left at the fork, pass a corral on the left and then park in the loop at the bottom of a cinder cone. Continue walking up the road on ...

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Castle Peaks Corridor

Start: 4.9 miles east of Ivanpah Road on signed Hart Mine Road; left at fork, then 0.9 miles, left at fork, then 3.4 miles, crossing an earthen berm; left at fork, then 1 mile more to where road ends. High clearance and four-wheel drive recommended. For excellent views of the ...

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Clark Mountain

The only portion of Mojave National Preserve north of I-15 is also its highest point, at 7,929 feet. A relict white fir grove near the top is one of only three in the Mojave Desert. A network of dirt roads lead to several abandoned mine and town sites. Exit I-15 ...

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Keystone Canyon

Start: 18 miles south of Nipton Road on Ivanpah Road, then 2.5 miles west on an unmarked dirt road. Bear left at the first fork, right at the second, then continue to a parking area. Four-wheel drive recommended. Hike the deteriorating road into Keystone Canyon, ascending the New York Mountains. ...

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Mojave Road 4-Wheel Drive Route

The Mojave Road is an east-west route that enters the park near Piute Spring on the east side and on Soda Dry Lake near Zzyzx on the west. Some sections are rough and sandy; 4 x 4 recommended. Roads can become slick, muddy and impassable after rains. Be sure ...

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Piute Creek

Start: 9.5 miles east of the junction of Lanfair and Cedar Canyon roads on a dirt utility road, then 0.5 miles north. High clearance and four-wheel drive recommended. Hike 6.5 miles round-trip through the colorful Piute Gorge and explore the ruins of Fort Piute, built and manned in the 1880s ...

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Piute Springs 4-wheel drive

.1 miles west of US 95 on the unmarked Mojave Road (turn at mile marker 75), then 3 miles west on an extremely rough unmarked dirt road. A narrow ribbon of willows, cottonwoods, and rushes thrive along a half-mile section of Piute Creek. The ruins of Fort Piute, one of ...

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Quail Basin

Start: 12.5 miles north of I-40 on Kelbaker Road, then 1 mile east on an unmarked dirt road. Park at junction with closed dirt road heading south. High clearance and four-wheel drive recommended. Follow the route to the south to a road that loops around a small valley. After walking ...

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