Boulder Corridor NN135

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Following the boundary of the National Scenic Area through Kearny Pass of the Clark Mountains, the Boulder corridor takes you through beautiful undisturbed expanses of joshua tree forests and eventually provides views overlooking Ivanpah Lake and the massive Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System near the Nevada border. This narrow strip of BLM land lies between the Kingston Range Wilderness and the Mesquite Wilderness areas to the north and the Mojave Preserve to the south. The road starts on the sandy desert floor, and at its halfway point begins its rise into Clark Mountains, where it becomes very rocky, rugged, and with several difficult obstacles caused by rain runoff. Some of these obstacles are on narrow shelf roads with deep dropoffs to one side and require precise wheel placement. This road should only be driven in a four-wheel drive, high clearance vehicle, and groups of 2 or more, and be prepared for self-rescue as any help is far away. Several locations are suitable for dispersed camping when following the camping guidelines of the BLM Needles Field Office.