Mojave National Preserve

Typical scenery in the Mojave…simply beautiful

The Mojave National Preserve is a very large protected area of the Mojave desert.  It’s the 3rd largest park in the lower 48 states, covering 1,600,000 acres (2,400 square miles).  The diversity of the landscape, terrain and wildlife is amazing.  This area has it all – the largest and densest known Joshua Tree forests are located within the preserve, as are 600′ sand dunes (Kelso Dunes), caves, lava tubes, volcanic cinder cones, mountains, dry lakes, wild flowers, etc.  Beyond the natural beauty, there are layers of human history, too.  It’s littered with abandoned mines and structures to explore.  Throughout the preserve you will find traces of our pre-history, with many locations containing ancient habitation sites with petroglyphs, pictographs, grinding slicks, cupules, lithic flakes and broken pottery.  The pictures on this page are random images throughout the preserve.  To find more site-specific pictures within the preserve, please peruse through my galleries.

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