Most of these maps read from west to
east, similar to reading a
left to right. This is different from Dennis Casebier's Mojave Road Guide,
which is laid out from
east to west. If you prefer to begin on the east end, it is a
simple task to begin at the end page and work
Feel free to contact me with comments or suggestions.
Dave Barton, dbarton [at] linkline [dot] com
|Click for larger
image (0.67mb JPG)
is a scale
map of the Mojave Road and major surrounding wagon trails, historical
sites, etc. Familiarizing yourself with this map will help to
better orient you to the
layout of the historic eastern Mojave Desert region.
A high resolution PDF of this map is available if you want to save it.
To save on your computer, right click on this link and choose "save link as.": mojaveroadmap-dbarton2016lo (10mb)
|MojaveRd INDEXlo (0.5mb):||Overview of all PDF map sets
map pages total). This is essentially the same image as the
above colored "Overview of All PDF
Segments." 1 page.
|MojaveRd1 Westlo (5.3mb):||The Mojave Road (Western Half, pages 1-14). Covers
Barstow) on the western end to the crossing at
Kelbaker Road (south of Baker). This part of the
Mojave Road mostly follows the Mojave River, passes through Afton
Canyon, traverses Soda Lake and passes Seventeen Mile Point near
Kelbaker Road. 14
|MojaveRd2 Eastlo (5.5mb):||The Mojave Road (Eastern Half, pages 15-38) Covers
Kelbaker Road crossing
to the eastern end point at the Colorado
River. This part covers the Lava Tubes, Mojave Road Mailbox, Marl
Springs, Cedar Canyon, Government Holes, Rock Springs, Lanfair Valley,
Fort Piute and the eastern end near the Colorado River. 24
pages, 85 miles.
|MojaveRd3 Marlsouthlo (1.4mb):||These trails are
directly south of Marl Springs.
The earliest wagon route taking settlers west
originally turned south from Marl Springs instead of the better known
route around the north side of the Marl Mountains. It then
went over Rocky Ridge and through Jackass Canyon and then west across
the sandy flats to Afton
This route was abandoned around 1859 due to harsh terrain at Rocky
sandy areas in the canyon. Unfortunately the historic trails
immediately south of Marl
Closed to Vehicles by the NPS. Most other portions are still
|MojaveRd4 Cimalo (1.4mb):||The Cima area trails are to the
north of the Mojave Road and
to the west of the New
York Mountains. It is accessed by turning north on Cima
Road (AKA Death Valley Mine Road) off of the Mojave Road (Cedar Canyon
Road) in Round Valley. One of the many prominent features to see in
this area is
of the Death Valley Mine.
|MojaveRd5 PintoNYMtnslo (3.2mb):||These are trails to the
north of the Mojave Road and east of the above Cima maps. Included are Pinto Valley,
New York Mountains, Carruthers Canyon and surrounding areas.
Access is made by
turning north on New York
Mountain Road (off of Cedar Canyon Road in Round Valley) or turn north
Canyon Road (off of the Mojave Road) in Lanfair Valley. 15 pages.
off of or near Black Canyon Road,
which runs south from the Mojave Road (near Round Valley). Black Canyon
Road runs 19 miles south to Essex Road, which can connect you to I-40.
Round Valley, Wild
Horse Canyon, Wild Horse Canyon Road Loop, Mid Hills Campground, Gold
Valley, Hole in
the Wall, Hole in the Wall Campground and Visitors Center, Woods
Mountains and Colton Hills. 13
||This map of
Lanfair Valley Trail runs north/south from Searchlight, NV to
CA, a total distance of about 48 trail miles. It intersects with
the Mojave Road just west of the Piute Mountains. This is the NORTH half, which covers about 35 trail
miles from Searchlight to the Mojave Road. 13 pages, 35 miles.
|MojaveRd8 EastLanfairTrSolo (1.3mb):||The East
Lanfair Valley Trail runs north/south from Searchlight, NV to
Goffs, CA, a total distance of about 48 trail miles. It
with the Mojave Road just west of the Piute Mountains. This is the SOUTH half, which covers about 13 trail
miles from the Mojave Road to Goffs. 6 pages, 13 miles.
|MojaveRd9 ToughNutlo (0.6mb):||The
Tough Nut area shows some
east of Kelso Cima Road (about 10 miles south of the Mojave Road).
These trails lead to
gold mines; Globe Mine, Good Hope Mine and Tough Nut Mine. This area is
considered to be in the
northern Providence Mountains. 2
|MojaveRd10 ElDoradoCañonRdlo (0.9mb):||The
El Dorado Cañon Road is a historic route, circa 1860s, that begins
Mojave Road in Lanfair Valley and goes northeast through the Castle
Mountains to Searchlight,
beyond to gold mines in El Dorado Cañon near the Colorado River.
This route could also connected travelers to Las Vegas and the Salt
Trail to Utah. This
road merges with the East Lanfair
Valley Trail in the northeast corner of Lanfair Valley and it continues
north within map MojaveRd7 East
Lanfair Tr North (beginning with Page 8). 4
|MojaveRd11 PiuteValleyTraillo (2mb):||The
Piute Valley Trail may
the correct historical name for this section, however it serves as a
fitting description. It covers a 25 miles section from Searchlight,
Nevada south to Piute Springs. This trail is the southern portion of
the larger trail
which extends north to El Dorado Cañon and further north to Las
Vegas and the Salt Lake Trail. It's existence predates
Searchlight (originally a mining camp) by many years and it is believed
to possibly be as old as
the Spanish Trail. While this trail does not offer the entertainment
value of most of the others, it's just as historically important.
11 pages, 25 miles.
|MojaveRd12 KelsoTraillo (1.2mb):||The
Kelso Trail may not be
the correct historical name for this trail, however it works.
The northern end of this trail begins in the center of Jackass Canyon
and runs 13 miles
Kelso. This early road once existed as part of the most
direct route between Baker and Kelso long before Kelbaker Road was
constructed (Kelbaker Road did not yet exist in USGS topo maps dated
1956, so it was built sometime after 1956). 6 pages, 13 miles.
|MojaveRd13 Piute Detourlo (1.6mb):||These
Piute Detour maps were
created after heavy rains in the spring of 2016 washed out parts of the
Old Cable Road (used as an important Mojave Road bypass). This road is
between Mojave Road mile 27 and 30.9 and travels up the canyon from the
side of the Piute Mountains to the west side into Lanfair Valley.
If needed, this detour
to the south
will take you 14 miles out of the way. 7 pages, 14 miles.
|MojaveRd14 Macedonialo (1.3mb):||The Macedonia area shows trails south of Mojave Road (off Cedar Canyon Road) and east of Kelso Cima Road. The most prominent trail is Macedonia Canyon Road, which runs 6.2 miles east/west from Kelso Cima Road to Wild Horse Canyon Road. A large number of old mines and springs are illustrated in these maps. 6 pages.|
|MojaveRd INDEX2 (0.04mb):||A
index of numerous historical points of interest you'll find along the
way on these trails, along
with historical trivia for the region that
find interesting and helpful. 8
MojaveRd2 East (39mb):
MojaveRd3 Marlsouth (14.7mb):
MojaveRd4 Cima (9.5mb):
MojaveRd5 PintoNYMtns (25mb):
MojaveRd6 BlackCanyonRd (22.5mb):
MojaveRd7 EastLanfairTrNo (16.3mb):
MojaveRd8 EastLanfairTrSo (6.1mb):
MojaveRd9 ToughNut (4.4mb):
MojaveRd10 ElDoradoCañonRd (6mb):
MojaveRd11 PiuteValleyTrail (22mb):
MojaveRd12 KelsoTrail (6.5mb):
MojaveRd13 Piute Detour (9.6mb):
MojaveRd14 Macedonia (7.2mb):
MojaveRd INDEX2 (0.04mb):
|These files to the left are higher in
resolution, some up to 80%
larger in size than those listed above. I added
these for those of
internet speeds or plenty of storage space. The images are MUCH more crisp than the
above low-resolution files.
Mojave Preserve Maps, Camping
and Trail Brochures provided by the NPS:
Wikipedia: MOJAVE ROAD
USGS Topo Map of Mojave Preserve Area:
Mojave Desert Trip Logs for many sites with Photo Albums:
|Mojave Road Stickers