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Quick Facts
Designation: BLM Back Country Byway
Length, One-Way: 12 Miles (20.0 Kilometers)
Time: 30 Minutes

General Information

Description - Centrally located in the East Mojave National Scenic Area, this BLM Backcountry Byway passes through Wild Horse Mesa, the Providence Mountains and the colorful volcanic formations of Hole-in-the-Wall and Lobo Point.

Attractions - The 1.5 million-acre East Mojave National Scenic Area is usually open all year offering a unique opportunity to experience scenic, historic, and natural wonders. Among the list are Table Mountain, a flat-topped mesa, and the impressive Providence Mountains. Old mining roads in Providence Mountains provide a hiking and mountain biking opportunity. There are two local campgrounds including Hole-In-the-Wall Campground, which has about 40 tent and several RV sites. Wild Horse Canyon Road is 12 miles long following a dirt route suitable for two-wheel drive / high-clearance vehicles, however, the road may be impassable due to severe storms.

Recreation - The Wild Horse Canyon Scenic Byway is known for it's historical, natural, recreational and scenic attractions.

Climate - The desert region experiences typically clear days with low precipitation and humidity.
Temperatures are most comfortable in the spring and fall, with an average high / low of 85 and 50 degrees F respectively. Winter brings cooler days, around 60 degrees F, and freezing nights. It occasionally snows at the higher elevations. Summers are very hot, over 100 degrees F during the day and not cooling much below 75 degrees F until the early hours of the morning.

Location - This Backcountry Byway is located in the East Mojave Desert Scenic Area of southeast California.

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Additional Information:
California Scenic Byways - California offers one All American Road, two National Scenic Byways, and well over 50 state and National Forest designated scenic byways.

Scenic Byways Homepage - National Scenic Byways official web site with detailed info on all national and state byways.


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