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Roads & Trails in the Mojave Desert
Freeways & Highways
Highway 138Tours following 138 near Ft. Tejon in the west, east to Silverwood Lake
Fort Tejon (5 Fwy)At the top of Grapevine Canyon, the adobe buildings of Fort Tejon State Historic Park guard a beautiful tree-lined meadow. Fort Tejon, at an elevation of over 3,500 feet, is situated in ...
Ripley Desert WoodlandAdded to the State Parks in 1988, Ripley Desert Woodland is located a few miles west of the Poppy Reserve on Lancaster Road at 210th Street West. ...
California Poppy ReserveThe Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve is established to protect and perpetuate outstanding displays of native wildflowers, particularly the California Poppy, ...
LancasterThe Southern Pacific Railroad built a line from San Francisco to Los Angeles which was completed in 1876. Along the line was a water stop located in what is now Lancaster. ...
PearblossomThe name Pearblossom came from the multitude of local pear farms along the southern ridge of the Antelope Valley. A few still exist today, ...
Llano del RioLlano del Rio was a socialist colony established in 1915 and later abandoned in 1918 due to ...
PhelanSpread across the desert foothills of the eastern San Gabriel Mountains, between elevations of 3,000 and ...
Mormon RocksThese sandstone rock formations are named for the Mormon pioneers and freighters who would ...
Cajon PassSpanish soldier, Pedro Fages, first traveled through the pass in his search for deserters from the Spanish Army. Horse thieves such as ...
Silverwood LakeHigh in the heart of the San Bernardino National Forest, at the edge of the high Mojave Desert, at an elevation of 3,350 feet above ...
Map of State Route 138
Pearblossom once was covered with fruit tree orchards, now long gone
The Mormon Rocks in the Cajon Pass are one of the more noticeable landmarks
Highway 138 entering Summit Valley