El Mirage 4675

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Starting from the Shadow Mountains, EM4675 grants its travelers some of the best the Mojave Desert offers after a spring rain. Flowering meadows and sunning tortoises thrive here. Ending at the fenced border of Edwards Air Force Base, several intersecting trails provide more opportunities to explore this desert basin.

Dispersed camping is available all along the trail with few pre-disturbed sites.

The trail is easily handled by a two-wheel drive with high clearance needed to navigate the long stretches of moguls while being alert to avoid tortoises on the road. The Bureau of Land Management asks that tortoises be watched from a respectful distance and never to touch or move a wild tortoise.