Rich in natural treasures and Old West history, this massive area stretches from just north of Twentynine Palms to the northern border of Death Valley National Park. This is quintessential desert, with huge expanses of untouched wilderness, where temperatures soar high and rainfall barely dampens the desert floor.
But desolate? Hardly. Hundreds of species have adapted to this seemingly barren place. While visitors often beeline to the best-known destinations, savvy explorers know to add extra time for desert serendipity, with new parklands and other treasures luring you to linger and explore.