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Mojave Desert, California - Scenic Drives

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The Mojave Desert Scenic Drive is a perfect "overview" of this desert and you'll watch everything from dunes to granite mountains to flowers scroll past your window. The Wild Horse Canyon Backcountry Byway is more mesa than dune, more rock than sand, and the Chimney Peak Back Country Byway lets you explore the middle space between the Sierras and the desert.

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  • Allow 1-2 hours to drive the byway, depending on weather.
  • 39 miles (62 km)

Chimney Peak Back Country Byway is a rugged route that traverses some of California's best desert landscapes. Passing along over 50,000 acres of designated wilderness, this road-less-traveled offers a close glimpse of untrammeled territory as the Sierra Nevada range gives way to the Mojave Desert e...

  • 1-2 hours
  • 59 miles

These 59-mile stretch of remote blacktop takes you past sand dunes and basins, granite mountains, Joshua trees and even the occasional wildflower.

  • 1/2 hour
  • 12 miles (19 km)

Centrally located in the East Mojave National Scenic Area, this BLM Backcountry Byway passes through Wild Horse Mesa and past the colorful volcanic formations of Hole-in-the-Wall and Lobo Point.

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