• Kelso Mountain

    Mojave

    National Preserve California

Cima Road

About 26 miles east of Baker, Calif., the paved Cima Road connects I-15 with Cima, Calif., 16 miles to the southeast.
 
Joshua Tree along Cima Road

Cima Road traverses the Shadow Valley, home to one of the largest and densest Joshua tree forests in the world.

NPS photo

Cima Dome & Joshua Tree Forest
Self-guiding trail, no water.

The near-perfect symmetry of Cima Dome rises 1,500 feet above the surrounding desert and provides ideal habitat for the world's largest concentration of Joshua trees. Although the top of the dome is located west of Cima Road near the Teutonia Peak Trailhead, this unusual geologic feature is perhaps best seen from a distance. Try the view looking northwest from Cedar Canyon Road, 2.5 miles east of Kelso Cima Road.

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