Places to visit in Nevada
Mohave Desert
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A 25,000-square-mile desert region charecterized by typical mountain topography with sparse vegetation,which lies in portions of Nevada, Arizona, Utah and California.
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Sinclair Entertainment
Miami, FL71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
We flew into L.A on business and leisure. We stayed a few days rented a car in Santa Monica and drove through the desert to Las Vegas. Super cool adventure through the Mohave. We flew out of Vegas.
Written 31 October 2019
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daf57
Adelaide, Australia708 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
The Mohave Desert is an amazing "must see" environment with remarkable Joshua trees, other desert plants and plenty of wildlife. Unfortunately I only spent a day and a half there but can recommend short, quiet walks to see wildlife and sunrise in the desert. The Mohave covers a vast area so some research before you travel will enhance your visit. Make use of the visitor`s centre, the staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Remember to prepare appropriately..........water, food, clothing, footwear and eyewear to protect from wind blown sand. Enjoy !!!
Written 13 July 2019
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AirForceTraveler
Charleston, WV776 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
Lots of colors, tons of vegetation, and wildlife. We traveled from Las Vegas - less than 2 hrs and a beautiful peaceful drive. Passed a few casinos in Primm where we stopped to eat on our way back. Interstate nearly the entire distance so driving was a breeze. Easy to follow signs with much to see. This is a must see, must do area - may take several days to so the high points. We went to the Kelso Dunes which are the singing sand dunes and a beautiful site to behold. We went prepared to climb the dunes, recommend planning ahead. Water, snacks, hat, sunscreen, face covering such as a barclava or bandana to prevent sand from getting into nose and mouth, Glasses that fit snug or a goggle type gear to keep sand from the eyes, tennis shoes or hiking boots are a must, and comfortable clothing that will allow you to move without restraint. There are numerous walk areas but NO TRUE pathsways - just start at the entrances and go to the dunes - pick your destination and walk. The sand is very loose and you will sink. The soft loose sand makes for increased strain walking. The dunes make look close to some but there is a great distance to climb, several miles actually. You will have sand in your shoes, clothes, etc. The sand is a fine texture unlike the beach. When you make it to the top of a dune you can slide down and hear the sounds that are made. Sitting in the sand you can comb your hands back and forth and make cool sounds that are beautiful. The wind does blow, nearly continuous hence the formation of dunes. The views are spectacular. If you are a camper then you will love to camp here. There are wild animals and sharp plants to beware of. We will definately take our grandsons in the near future. The tourist center is closed on Mon & Tues - it is a restored train station. Bathrooms are available at the a few locations throughout the park - they are rustic out-house style. Suggest extra clothes and shoes to change into. Highly suggest spandex workout clothing to keep out sand and allow for heat exchange. In April a jacket is needed but shorts were great. Take a backpack or fanny pack with plenty of water for the climb - we took 1 liter each and were fine however we hydrated heavily before and after the climb. Eat before, take snacks, allow plenty of time 6+ hours to enjoy, and do not forget your cameras. Alert - take a camera that seals like a water camera - we use Fujifilm XP because it is shock proof water proof and tolerates sand very well. The surround Joshua trees are remarkable. There isn't enough time see it all, even if you took a whole week. The spring flowers are so beautiful, the plants are gorgous, and the contrast of terrain is amazing.
Written 29 April 2019
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mini
Fremont, CA1,84,709 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
We drove through the Mohave Desert on our way to Las Vegas. The Mohave Desert occupies over 47,000 square miles. We also visited during our trip two of the parks in the Mohave Desert, Joshua Tree by Greater Palm Springs area; as well as Red Rock Canyon by Las Vegas. Its a superb and very large desert area.
Written 14 August 2017
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groovymone
Salzburg, Austria75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
Beautiful place and great opportunity to stay in the wild next to huge sand dunes. Just take your camper or tent and stay in the desert. Great experience. Almost better than the crowded national parks around.
Written 22 April 2017
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Chuck K
Panama City Beach, FL73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Couples
We stopped in the Mohave desert on our way to California, i was an awesome place to be, as for our stop it was very short, we stopped to put the top down on our camaro but the temps were a little chilly at 41, and the winds were 47-50 mph that day, i could not believe the wind gusts were that bad, i was still a beautiful place even in November!!
Written 14 January 2016
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KiwiKerry53
Wellington, New Zealand4,633 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Friends
Driving in California, Nevada and Arizona we finally understood the term Road Trip, we saw real desert in it's vastness and every changing vistas.
The huge expanse of flat land, with distant mountains and more distant mountains beyond that was beautiful. The Joshua Trees, grasses and Cactus were amazing. I'd always imagine the cactus to be bigger and more sparse, so it is good to see things for real.
Really beautiful scenery.
Written 10 November 2015
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LadyMadge
Norwich, UK236 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2015
When my husband suggested we take this route from Palm Springs to Vegas I was sceptical to say the least but I'm so glad I went with it. As a native of GB it is amazing to drive across such an expanse of wilderness. We saw many Joshua Trees, cactus and other foliage - the landscape does change as you drive across and it is fascinating. If you get the chance then do drive it - make sure you have petrol and water - very few places to stop.
Written 8 October 2015
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kdubya
New Hampshire133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015
I was much as I expected remembering stories I had read as a kid. Take some time to pull out on a dirt road, stop and take in the solitude.
Written 8 September 2015
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Philip P
Penticton, Canada182 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Driving south from Baker we were surprised to come upon the oasis of the Kelso Desert Centre with its Information area located in an impressive former train station. A museum overseen by a very helpful and informative Ranger. We did a bit of exploring and reading regretful that we could not dedicate a bit more time to the location. Clean washrooms, but no food services. Plenty of history and information on the desert.
(It should be noted that at Baker there is a Mohave Desert sign,but nothing else; no road or distance signs, no signage concerning the existence of Kelso or the Desert Centre. This could, and should be improved. The road is paved with a lengthy stretch of potholes, but slow down and it won't be a problem. It is much improved continuing south.)
We consider this to be a worthwhile area to visit if you enjoy a desert environment and wish to learn about it.
Written 19 April 2015
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