Mojave National Preserve
Cities & Towns
Twenty-Nine Palms, California: 65 miles southwest.
Needles, California: 30 miles east
Las Vegas, Nevada: 51 miles northeast.
Parks & Monuments
Joshua Tree National Park: 75 miles south.
Death Valley National Park: 60 miles north.
Recreation & Wilderness Areas
Lake Mead National Recreation Area: 35 miles east.
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area: 55 miles north.
Historic & Points of Interest
Other locations to visit in Mojave Desert
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Road Trips Videos
Exploring Route 66 - Historic Mohave Desert Sites
Amboy Road at Sheeps Hole Pass looks into the big basin of Bristol Dry Lake, which was covered by the sea about four million years ago. Across the salt lake, Amboy Dry Crater rises in the distance. The town of Amboy dates back to 1858; it became a critical gas and rest stop on Route 66 after World War II. When I-40 bypassed it in 1972, Amboy almost became a ghost town. Follow the DesertUSA team as they revisit old Route 66 in the Mohave and take a look at some historic sites along the way.
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