Roy Road HL7140

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Roy Road crosses beautiful stretches of empty Mojave desert floor, passing next to the flat dry expanse of Harper Lake, and rising up in a valley between Mud and Waterman Hills to provide scenic views over the desert and the diminishing roads. Many BLM-marked and unmarked roads intersecting Roy Road invite exploration and can lead to interesting artifacts and ruins. The soft ground making up the section of the road between Mud and Waterman Hills is heavily rain-damaged and impassible at spots from deep water-worn crevices. Bypassing these obstacles requires long looping paths that themselves are very difficult due to the steepness and soft silty sand. This short 1.5-mile section in the Mud Hills should only be attempted by experienced offroad drivers using lifted four-wheel drive and with two or more vehicles for recovery assistance if needed. The BLM road markings change along Roy Road to coincide with the BLM sub-regions. These are Mitchell Mountains (MM7140), Harper Lake (HL7140), and Fremont Peak (FP7140). Many dispersed camping locations are offered along the way and can be used when following the camping guidelines of the BLM Barstow Field Office.