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Mojave Desert

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Though arid and harsh, the Mojave Desert is home to over 200 endemic plant species and only one kind of tree, the Joshua Tree.
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  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“joshua trees” (7 reviews)
“kelso dunes” (4 reviews)
“lava beds” (2 reviews)
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"joshua trees"
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"kelso dunes"
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"lava beds"
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"day trip"
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"cactus"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In comparison to other National Parks this one is maybe lesser known to people and does not have as many commercially or well known landmarks, but that does not make this area boring or uninteresting. Compared to other National Parks this one is very well...More

Thank Kristine C
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

I stopped here on a roadtrip home from Seattle. We stopped by the Kelso Dunes, and the Granite Mountains. It was a beautiful area, and lots of nice scenery driving through, but the dunes and mountains weren't really worth the hike IMO.

Thank WanderingSchoolGirl
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Visited parts of the Mojave desert as part of my last US visit. Within the visit I looked at Las Vegas, Red Canyon, Death Valley and some other areas. The desert is huge and never really gets cold.

1  Thank Christian091280
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

This is one of my fav places in the world. Not only is spring spectacular, but the night sky is amazing. Definitely a great place to get away from it all. BE SURE to bring whatever supplies you need because there is NO STORE nearby...More

Thank Libi K
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

The land is amazing to explore and wander, there are dunes, rock outcroppings and plenty of spaces to explore. You have to be ready. Don't get caught without proper supplies. It's a desert, it's really dry, bring plenty of water, find shade. There's lots of...More

1  Thank abe s
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

'It's definitely a story' we like to tell everyone. Our plan was to drive from LA to Vegas in a mustang - and got there. Eventually. We got a little lost, but the actual desert was pretty awesome. TIP: always make sure your GPS works...More

2  Thank robinsonashleigh
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

There is nothing much there to see, at least from the main Rd. We have seen so much interesting stuff on this trip this doesn't rate as one of the highlights. We were lucky we could put the top down and turn up the music.

1  Thank GrantHay
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Reviewed 22 December 2016

Located south of Las Vegas: the best way to access this desert is by Interstate 15. It is about a 2 hour drive south of Las Vegas in California. Your first stop should be at the visitor center. They have very useful maps and information...More

2  Thank Greg B
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

The Mojave Desert National Preserve is definitely a worthwhile drive. Various things to see during your visit include: cacti, joshua trees, lava beds, sand dune and animal species. The lava bed and lava rocks lying beside the road was very interesting. Make sure and gas...More

2  Thank Sandy B
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Reviewed 1 July 2016

Not much to say about this desert thats just what it was a dry and rather boreing desert By this time after 2 weeks on a tour coach going to the grand canyon and all the valleys and national parks between it just seemed so...More

1  Thank sassafraf
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