Mountains, Grassland, Wildlife and Human History

Castle Mountains represents some of the most unique elements of the Mojave Desert. Nestled between the Nevada state line and Mojave National Preserve, the nearly 21,000 acres of Castle Mountains boasts Joshua tree forests, unbroken natural landscapes, rare desert grasslands, and rich human history. This intriguing area provides serenity and solitude from nearby metropolitan areas.

Bright pink bloom of a hedgehog cactus

Waiting on Wildflowers

Wondering where to see wildflowers this year? See what's blooming in Castle Mountains and neighboring Mojave National Preserve.

Last updated: January 1, 2017

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Castle Mountains National Monument
2701 Barstow Road

Barstow, CA 92311


760 252-6100

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