The Mojave Desert Travel Guide

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Plan Your The Mojave Desert Vacation

Dust and desolation, tumbleweeds and rattlesnakes, barren landscapes—these are the bleak images that come to mind when most people hear the word desert. But east of the Sierra Nevada, where the land quickly flattens and the rain seldom falls, the desert is anything but a wasteland.

Hotels

The Mojave Desert Hotels

Hotel chains and roadside motels are the desert's primary lodging options. The tourist season runs from late May through September. Reservations are rarely...read more

Restaurants

The Mojave Desert Restaurants

Throughout the desert and the Eastern Sierra, dining is a fairly simple affair. Owens Valley is home to many mom-and-pop eateries, as well as a few fast-food...read more

Things To Do

Things To Do in The Mojave Desert

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.

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The Mojave Desert Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    Nostalgia: Old neon signs, historic motels, and restored (or neglected but still striking) Harvey House rail stations abound across this desert... Read more

  • Hiking in the Mojave Desert

    Hiking trails are abundant throughout the desert and along the eastern base of the Sierra, meandering toward sights that you can't see from the... Read more

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