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Van Winkle & Granite Mountains - 20 million-year-old volcanic rocks cap the Van Winkles, right off Interstate 40. From SoCal, drive I-40 Eastbound to Kelbaker Rd exit, turn north & go 5 mi.-10 miles. Look to the left for dirt roads leading into boulder camps. Located inside Mojave National Preserve, this area serves as a perfect spot for overnight stops east bound off Interstate 40 - on your way to the Grand Cyn, Flagstaff, Phoenix or Santa Fe NM. BLM lands border the Mojave National Preserve.

6 mi. N - Turn right on dirt Hidden Hills Road & start exploring the back roads. SUV with high clearance is advised. There are tons of great views all over. & a perfect area for stargazing.

8 mi. N - Turn left at a number of dirt roads near Granite Pass, & explore the billion boulders. Most dirt roads are suitable for passenger cars or small motorhomes, but dirve slowly. Great primitive camping all over, near the base of the boulders. Rock climbing, mountain biking, boulder hopping.

mojave boulders
Camp well. Use an existing fire ring!

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Primitive Camping

Granite Mtns primitive sites
this prime overnight spot will have you mesmerized by it's unexpected beauty. Located right off Interstate 40, east side of Mojave National Preserve, several great secluded free camp spots surrounded by boulders, cacti & junipers. After you arrive, you may like it so much that you might even make this your destination!

Campground Camping

Off Roading & Recreation

  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing/Bouldering @ Van Winkle Boulders!
  • Mitchell Cavern Tours
  • Off Road the infamous Mojave Trail


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