Mojave National Preserve

The Deserts

You can spend an entire day or just a few hours driving around the free Mojave National Preserve, taking in natural sights such as giant 'singing' dunes, an extinct volcano, a huge Joshua-tree forest and sculptured rock walls. Pick up information and maps at the main visitor center in an old railroad depot in Kelso.

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Nearby The Deserts attractions

1. Kelso Dunes


Rising to 700ft, these beautiful dunes are the country’s third-tallest sand dunes. Under the right conditions they emanate low humming sounds that are…