Mojave Trails National Monument

The City of Twentynine Palms, California, in the southern Mojave Desert, is the home of Joshua Tree National Park headquarters and north entrance, and is a gateway to the Mojave Trails National Monument, Mojave National Preserve, and Mojave Desert Wilderness areas.

Spanning 1.6 million acres, more than 350,000 acres of previously Congressionally-designated Wilderness, the Mojave Trails National Monument is comprised of a stunning mosaic of rugged mountain ranges, ancient lava flows, and spectacular sand dunes.

The monument will protect irreplaceable historic resources including ancient Native American trading routes, World War II-era training camps, and the longest remaining undeveloped stretch of Route 66. Additionally, the area has been a focus of study and research for decades, including geological research and

ecological studies on the effects of climate change and land management practices on ecological communities and wildlife.

Discover the new Mojave Trails National Monument, designated February 12, 2016.

MAP: Mojave Trails National Monument NPS

Bureau of Land Management (U.S. Dept. of the Interior)
Needles Field Office
1303 S. Hwy 95
Needles, CA 92363
(760) 326-7000