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Natural Features and Formations
By definition, natural is existing in or produced by nature; not produced by man or artificial.
Rock FormationsOutcroppings and above surface deposits in the classic sense.
Sand DunesIn physical geography, a dune is a hill of sand built by eolian (wind-related) processes. Bare dunes are subject to shifting location and size based on their interaction with the wind. The "valley" or trough between dunes is called a slack. Three things are required for dune formation to occur: a large supply of sand, wind speeds capable of moving it, and an ideal location for its accumulation. ...
For more information about sand dune development see:
Sand Dunes & Dust in the Mojave Desert &
Sand Dune Geology
Dry LakesA dried-up, flat-floored area consisting of thin, evenly layered sheets of fine clay, silt, or sand, and representing the bottom of a shallow, undrained desert lake basin in which water accumulates and is quickly evaporated, usually leaving deposits of soluble salts.
For more information about playa formation see:
Playa Formation in the Mojave Desert
Arches & Natural BridgesArches are arch-shaped landforms produced by weathering and differential erosion. Natural bridges are a naturally created arch formation resembling a bridge. Most occur in massive, horizontally bedded sandstone or limestone. Some bridges are formed by the collapse of a cavern's roof that may leave remnant portions as bridges.
Caverns, Caves and Karsts
Craters & Volcanic Formations
Water SourcesSprings, seeps, creeks, rivers and lakes.
Canyons, Faults and Misc.
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Last Chance Canyon - El Paso Mountains - North Mojave Desert
Vasquez Rocks - Antelope Valley - West Mojave Desert
Trona Pinnacles - Searles Valley - North Mojave Desert
Rainbow Basin - Barstow - West Mojave Desert
Devil's Punchbowl - Antelope Valley - West Mojave Desert
Natural Arches - Devil's Punchbowl - Antelope Valley
Mormon Rocks - Cajon Pass - West Mojave Desert
Mojave Narrows - Victor Valley - West Mojave Desert
Pisgah Crater - Ludlow - West Mojave Desert
Cougar Buttes - Lucerne Valley - West Mojave Desert
Red Rock Canyon NCA - Las Vegas - Northeast Mojave Desert
Alabama Hills - Owens Valley - North Mojave Desert
White Tank Arch - Joshua Tree National Park - South Mojave Desert
Arrowhead Pinnacles - Lake Arrowhead - San Bernardino National Forest
Hole in the Wall - Mojave Preserve - East Mojave Desert
Mitchell Caverns - Mojave Preserve - East Mojave Desert
Grand Canyon Caverns - Route 66 - East Mojave Desert - Arizona
Arches & Bridges
Views & Vistas