Sandy Valley Road

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Sandy Valley Road, also referenced as Pahrump Road on various maps, is a straight-through, 16-mile-long graded gravel road that connects the Pahrump Valley Highway to Sandy Valley along the Nevada and California border. The road is extremely wide, crosses numerous dry desert washes, and becomes impassable during heavy rain as the water fills the washes. During dry conditions, the road is suitable for any vehicle. The first few miles along the northern end, you can find several spur roads that lead to open areas that have been used as possible campsites in the past. These open areas are in poor condition and do not make ideal campsites. However, they offer scenic views of Potosi Mountain, Charleston Peak, and the surrounding Joshua Tree forest.