Mojave Road, East
The first part of this trail can be confusing, as it is not well marked. You'll eventually reach the Mojave National Preserve where you can take a really interesting side trip to Fort Piute. Camping is permitted along the route for the most part, but watch for postings. Only street-legal vehicles are allowed in the park.
Like many roads in the West, this route started as an Indian footpath and later became an important wagon road servicing mining operations and travelers heading west. The route’s many natural springs provided life-sustaining water. In 1981, volunteers formed an organization called “Friends of the Mojave Road.” They reopened the road for recreational and historic purposes, and are today committed to its preservation.