Alerts & Conditions


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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