Road Trip! Five Great Places to See Joshua Trees

Road Trip! Five Great Places to See Joshua Trees

On the north edge of the Mojave Preserve, the “town” of Nipton, California forms the gateway for this short but spectacular drive through a Southern Nevada Joshua tree forest, one that could easily be combined in a long day or leisurely weekend with the Cima Dome trip. Stock up on iced tea and candy bars and not much else at the Nipton Trading Post, then head east from the small hamlet on Route 164. Two miles uphill from Nipton you’ll cross the Nevada state line, and the two-lane will begin a long leftward curve — almost imperceptible at first — around the north side of Crescent Peak, the northernmost prominence in the New York Mountains. A few Joshua trees begin to appear, then a few more, and as the road enters a small canyon and starts to wind a little more, the trees become more and more abundant.

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