Alerts & Conditions

Alerts

Caution


 
Map of Mojave Rd bypass route
Map showing planned road closure and possible detour.

Updated: December 28, 2017

This section of road remains closed until further notice.

 

Construction, Delays, and Closures

A 13.8 mile section of Mojave Road between Ivanpah Road and Fort Piute has been temporarily CLOSED due to unsafe conditions resulting from recent storm damage. A 29 mile bypass route is recommended.

 
Road Conditions
Paved Roads
Warning: Watch for potholes on all paved roads.
  • Black Canyon Road - Open
  • Essex Road - Open
  • Ivanpah Road - Open
  • Kelbaker Road - Open
  • Kelso-Cima Road - Open
  • Cima Road - Open
  • Zzyzx 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; high clearance recommended
  • Cedar Canyon Road - Open; high clearance recommended
  • Lanfair Road - Open; high clearance recommended
  • Ivanpah Road - Open; rough road. 4-wheel drive and high clearance recommended
  • Aiken Mine Road - Open; high clearance recommended
  • Wildhorse Canyon Road - Open; high clearance and 4-wheel drive recommended
  • Macedonia Canyon Road - Open; high clearance recommended
  • Mojave Road - Open through most of route. Barricaded portion near Fort Piute; 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.
    • A 13.8 mile section of Mojave Road between Ivanpah Road and Fort Piute is temporarily closed due to significant damage from recent storms. A 29 mile detour is suggested.
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.
 
 


 

Last updated: December 28, 2017

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2701 Barstow Road
Barstow, CA 92311

Phone:

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