Alerts & Conditions



  • Alert 1 , Severity ,information ,, Ivanpah Road Closure A portion of Ivanpah Road (from the intersection with Morning Star Mine Road to the railroad tracks) is closed for shoulder repair work. It will reopen when repairs are done. Check back here for updated information.


Road Conditions - March 24, 2019

Paved Roads
Warning: Watch for potholes on all paved roads.
  • Black Canyon Road - Open, some muddy sections.
  • Essex Road - Open
  • Ivanpah Road - Partially closed, see above
  • Kelbaker Road - Open
  • Kelso-Cima Road - Open
  • Cima Road - Open
  • Zzyzx Road - Open
  • Morningstar Mine Road - Open
Dirt Roads
Warning: Most dirt roads in the park require high clearance and 4-wheel drive and some knowledge of driving on rough dirt, gravel and 4-wheel drive roads. Road conditions can change quickly and cell phones do not work throughout most of the park, so do not rely on them. Check with a Ranger on vehicle requirements and conditions on the specific roads you plan to travel before you leave the pavement!
  • Kelso Dunes Road - Open to all vehicles
  • Black Canyon Road - Open, muddy.
  • Cedar Canyon Road - Open
  • Lanfair Road - Open. Drivers are cautioned that roadway is rough in places
  • Ivanpah Road - Partially closed, see above
  • Aiken Mine Road - Open; high clearance recommended
  • Wildhorse Canyon Road - Open, 4WD, high clearance required
  • Macedonia Canyon Road - Open, inaccessible from Kelso-Cima Road
  • Mojave Road - Open through most of route. High clearance and 4-wheel drive recommended
    • Soda Lake may be impassable after rains - even to 4-wheel drive vehicles. Call Kelso Depot at (760) 252-6108 for the latest conditions.
When traveling to the park via I-15 or I-40 check the Caltrans Highway Information Service for up-to-the-minute conditions at 1-800-427-7623.


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Last updated: March 24, 2019

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