Jawbone Canyon Road

4.6/5 (17 reviews)
Jawbone Canyon Road provides a leisurely and scenic drive across a quickly changing landscape from the hot Mojave high desert to the cool Piute Mountains. Along the way, you can get close to an impressively massive wind turbine farm, pass across the beautiful Kelso Valley, and then feel the temperat...Read More
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Highlights of Jawbone Canyon Road

Altitude Category IconAltitude
Camping Category IconCamping
Desert Category IconDesert
Forest Category IconForest
Overland Category IconOverland
Sand Category IconSand
Scenic Category IconScenic
Highest Elevation
6999 ft
Shape of Trail
Straight Through
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
West
Official Trail Name
Jawbone Canyon Road
Nearest Town
California City
Nearest Services
California City
Management Agency
Bureau of Land Management, Sequoia National Forest
District
Ridgecrest Field Office, Kern River Ranger District

Overview

Jawbone Canyon Road provides a leisurely and scenic drive across a quickly changing landscape from the hot Mojave high desert to the cool Piute Mountains. Along the way, you can get close to an impressively massive wind turbine farm, pass across the beautiful Kelso Valley, and then feel the temperature drop as you climb 4500 feet into the serene tall pines of the Sequoia National Forest.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Guide Overview
24 Waypoints
74 Trail Photos
1 Trail Concerns
17 Community Reviews
1 Video
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