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  1. Default Las Vegas to Palm Springs, avoiding highways

    We plan to drive from Las Vegas to Palm Springs late February, and prefer to stay on smaller roads, making stops along the way. Suggested routes would be appreciated. Mostly interested in beautiful natural sites, but it doesn't take much to get us out of the car, so all recommendations are welcome. Thanks!

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    Tucson, AZ

    Default Away From the Superslabs

    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America Forums!

    The obvious routing is directly through the Mojave National Preserve and perhaps Joshua Tree National Park as well. Refer to the park map for the drive through Cima and past the Kelso Information Center. Upon exiting the Preserve continue directly past I-10 on Kelbaker Rd to National Trails Hwy west into Amboy. There pick up Amboy Rd south into Twenty-Nine Palms. From there take Utah Trail south into Joshua Tree where it becomes Park Blvd at the park's north entrance. Wilson Canyon Rd will provide the main route through the park to the Cottonwood Visitor Center. End up by using I-10 into Palm Springs or continue to 'shunpike' by using Box Canyon Rd to CA-86. That full routing will not only keep you off the Interstates, but take you through two of our lesser known national lands as well.


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    Thanks for the advice. Looking forward to taking my time on this beautiful drive!

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