Mojave Desert Exploration Guide

Welcome to the ultimate guide to the Mojave Desert, your gateway to exploring one of the most fascinating and diverse deserts in North America. The Mojave Desert, home to the Mojave National Preserve and the historic Mojave Road, offers breathtaking landscapes, unique wildlife, and a rich cultural history. Whether you’re interested in hiking, camping, or learning about the area’s historical significance, our comprehensive guide provides everything you need to plan your adventure. Dive into the stunning beauty and historical wonders of the Mojave Desert with our curated articles and resources.

Mojave Desert in Bloom
The Mojave Desert with Joshua Trees and desert wildflowers.

Mojave Desert Overview

Explore the Mojave Desert

Discover the smallest and driest desert in the United States, known for its extreme temperatures and unique geography. Learn about the diverse plant and animal life, including the iconic Joshua tree, and explore points of interest like Death Valley National Park and Mojave National Preserve.
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Mojave National Preserve

Discover the Mojave National Preserve

This expansive preserve offers stunning landscapes, rich history, and outdoor activities. From volcanic formations to desert wildlife, find out what makes this preserve a must-visit destination.
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Mojave National Preserve
The Mojave National Preserve.

Mojave, CA

Visit Mojave, California

Learn about the town of Mojave, its history, and the attractions in the surrounding Mojave Desert. Perfect for those interested in desert exploration and aviation history.
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Mojave Road Trail Notes

Navigate the Historic Mojave Road

Get detailed trail notes for navigating the Mojave Road, a historic route through the desert. Ideal for adventurers looking to follow in the footsteps of early pioneers.
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Mojave Road located in the Mojave Desert
A section of the Mojave Road, lined with Joshua Trees.

Mojave Road Guide (Revised Edition)

The Mojave Road Guide (Revised Edition) is an essential resource for exploring the historic Mojave Road. Authored by historian Dennis Casebier, who rediscovered this old wagon road, the revised edition includes new maps, updated GPS coordinates, and a completely revised road log reflecting changes in management and landmarks. This guidebook is a must-have for anyone looking to navigate this major recreational trail with accuracy and insight.
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East Mojave Heritage Trail

Explore the East Mojave Heritage Trail
Discover one of the Mojave Desert’s most scenic and historic trails, offering a glimpse into the area’s rich cultural heritage and natural beauty.
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Mojave Desert Activities

Activities in the Mojave Desert
Find a range of activities to enjoy in the Mojave Desert, from hiking and camping to wildlife viewing and exploring ghost towns.
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Mojave Trails National Monument

Mojave Trails National Monument
Learn about this protected area in the Mojave Desert, home to unique landscapes, historical sites, and opportunities for outdoor recreation.
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Nevada Ghost Towns

Nevada Ghost Towns in the Mojave Desert
Explore the ghost towns of Nevada within the Mojave Desert, offering a fascinating glimpse into the region’s mining history and abandoned settlements.
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Chloride Ghost Town
Chloride Ghost Town.

Cinder Cone Natural Area

Cinder Cone Natural Area
Discover the unique volcanic features and diverse ecosystems of the Cinder Cone Natural Area within the Mojave National Preserve.
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Explore Hole-in-the-Wall
Learn about this geological wonder in the Mojave National Preserve, known for its unique rock formations and scenic hiking trails.
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Mojave Road Bus

The Mojave Road Bus
Discover the story of the Mojave Road Bus, an iconic landmark along the historic route, and its significance in desert exploration.
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A photo of the Mojave Road School Bus
The Mojave Road School Bus.

Dennis Casebier

Dennis Casebier: Mojave Road Historian
Learn about Dennis Casebier, a key figure in preserving the history of the Mojave Road and the East Mojave Heritage Trail.
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Kelso Depot

Kelso Depot and Dunes
Explore the historic Kelso Depot and the surrounding Kelso Dunes in the Mojave National Preserve, offering insights into the area’s railway history.
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Kelso Train Depot in Mojave Desert

Camping in Mojave National Preserve

Camping in the Mojave National Preserve
Find the best camping spots in the Mojave National Preserve, from developed campgrounds to backcountry sites.
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Mojave National Preserve Videos

Watch Mojave National Preserve Videos
Enjoy a collection of videos showcasing the stunning landscapes and unique features of the Mojave National Preserve.
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Goffs Schoolhouse

Goffs Schoolhouse: A Historical Landmark
Learn about the Goffs Schoolhouse, a restored historical site in the Mojave Desert, offering a glimpse into the region’s educational history.
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Goffs Schoolhouse in the Mojave Desert
Goffs Schoolhouse in the Mojave Desert.

Fort Piute – Redoubt along the Mojave Road

Explore Fort Piute
Discover the remnants of Fort Piute, a historic military outpost along the Mojave Road, and learn about its role in desert history.
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Mojave National Preserve Map

Mojave National Preserve Map
Access detailed maps of the Mojave National Preserve to help plan your visit and navigate the area’s attractions and trails.
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Article About The Mojave Road – The Old Government Road

The Mojave Road: A Historic Corridor
Read about the history and significance of the Mojave Road, from its use by Native American tribes to its role in westward expansion.
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