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Iím putting a Mojave Trail run together for the club I belong to. We are driving from Northern California and most of us will be trailering our rigs. We are hoping to park our truck and trailers somewhere near Baker, CA. (Where the trial ends?) And then drive to the trailhead near Laughlin, NV. My question is if anyone knows of a place to park our trailering rigs?

Also, has anyone driven this trail and is it worth going?
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It is an easy trail but with lots of history. Worth doing it in my opinion. We are doing it in early May this year. Normally we camp 2 nights on the trail and take 3 days to do it.

As for the truck / trailer parking, I don't know. Anywhere in Baker should be fine, I guess.
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Thanks... Yeah, from what I've read and heard it isn't a hard trail. I just find the history fascinating. Please post a description of your trip when you get finished.
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Sure, will do. Enjoy your trip.
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Iím putting a Mojave Trail run together for the club I belong to. We are driving from Northern California and most of us will be trailering our rigs. We are hoping to park our truck and trailers somewhere near Baker, CA. (Where the trial ends?) And then drive to the trailhead near Laughlin, NV. My question is if anyone knows of a place to park our trailering rigs?

Also, has anyone driven this trail and is it worth going?
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It is an easy trail but with lots of history. Worth doing it in my opinion. We are doing it in early May this year. Normally we camp 2 nights on the trail and take 3 days to do it.

As for the truck / trailer parking, I don't know. Anywhere in Baker should be fine, I guess.
If either of you wouldn't mind having another Yeep come along, please let me know.
I've been trying to get a run together with the few friends I have that also own 4wds for a couple years now, and I've been striking out royally.
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As it gets closer to November give me a PM. I don't think it would be a problem to have another Jeep go with us...
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State Line. (Jean NV) or Searchlight NV would have safe trailer parking. Either way you are close enough to the trail head. Barstow would work also but then you need treck across hwy40 to the Avi hotel. Another option is to meet up at the Avi get a good nights rest then travel to Aften Canyon and run the trail from West to East. Send me a email with your contact info if you want to talk. [email protected]. I have ran the trail a few times each direction.
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post #8 of 16 Old 03-29-2015, 09:06 PM
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Highly recomend this book if your gonna run the trail: http://www.amazon.com/Mojave-Road-Gu...he+mojave+road
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Between Jeeps and dirtbikes I have run this many times. I was on part of it this weekend...

Technically the trail ends near Barstow but quite a few people quit after Afton Canyon. The water crossing was very deep last November.
There is one motel left in Baker and it is a dump and not cheap(we stay there anyways when we are on bikes in July to enjoy beer and Del Taco by the pool).

Carruthers Canyon Is a nice spot to camp but a ways off the trail. If you aren't in a hurry it would be worth breaking off the trail to see Kelso Depot also.

The dry lake behind Zyzzyx can be impassable when wet but there is a way around it that takes you right to Baker.

Any questions please ask. Might be going out there around the same time. I've done the whole thing in a day on a KTM 640 but that would be a very long day in Jeeps.
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If anyone plans on going before the summer heat, hit me up if you're looking for someone to go with.
I've been trying to get friends to go with me but have been striking out
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Thanks everyone for the replies... I'm still in the very early planning stages. I don't even have dates yet. As November gets closer I will have a lot more questions.
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If anyone plans on going before the summer heat, hit me up if you're looking for someone to go with.
I've been trying to get friends to go with me but have been striking out
I am in Las Vegas. Even if I don't have time to do the whole thing I could still meet somewhere and do part of it.
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GET THE BOOK

There is so much to see along the trail, but unless you have the Mojave Road Trail Guide book you will likely miss a LOT of it as most require side trips that are not marked. Also pick up a rock if your going to cross the lake bed.

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Mohave trail.

Ok I have to subscribe when you get dates together let me know we have always wanted to run this trail.
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I'm out in Phoenix and would be interested in this trail, too.
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Also check the Mojave Preserve website. If memory serves, 7 or more vehicles traveling together requires a permit.

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