from Parker via Joshua Tree to Rancho Mirage
Orignal route by Andre ter Schegget
Twentynine Palms
Route, text and photos of MRA Goldmember André ter Schegget. All route points were checked and the route was equalized for Garmin and TT. Sometimes you have to place a few extra route points.

Route 14/15 of a three-week tour through the west of America, from Parker to Rancho Mirage.
Today a long route through the desert. Make sure you have refueled before departure.

Head west to drive to Twentynine Palms via SR 62, through the desert. A piece of about 109 miles / 177 km by the big nothing.
At Twentynine Palms we turn left onto the Utah trail / Park Blvd towards the beautiful Joshua Tree National Park. However, it is advisable to first go straight ahead into Twentynine Palms to refuel, and to strengthen the inner man RP 6-7-8. There are no possibilities for this in the park.

Once in the park you will find the so-called "Face Rock" or "Skull Rock" at RP 9. You are in the area "Jumbo Rocks". If you look around you will understand why. Past RP 10 we turn left onto the Keys View Road on which we follow to the viewpoint at the end of the road. Here you have a view of the "Coachella Valley". The "San Andreas fault line" runs through this valley and is clearly visible on clear days. Furthermore you have a view of the "Santa Rosa Mountains", the "San Jacinto Peak" behind Palm Springs and right on the often snowy summit of "San Gorgonio Mountain". Due to smog (from LA), vision may sometimes be limited.

Via the same Keys View Rd back to Park Blvd where we make a trip to Barker Dam RP 12. From the parking lot you can make a hike to the dam. The journey is about 2 km long. Note: there is no water behind the dam for some years now but the surroundings are beautiful.
At RP13 there is "Hidden Valley", a valley surrounded by rocks where former cattle thieves hid the stolen cattle, where you can also take a short walk of 2 km.

At Joshua Tree we leave the park and continue via SR 62 to "Hollywood's desert playground" Palm Springs. You can choose to stay here (choice enough) but you can also follow the road to Rancho Mirage or even Palm Desert where the hotels are generally a lot cheaper.

If you stay in Rancho Mirage as we did, then you can go to Babe's Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse for the best steak of this holiday. Not cheap but an absolute must!

Joshua Tree National Park
Key View Road
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Route 13 from Las Vegas via Oatman and Lake Havasu to Parker
Route 15 from Rancho Mirage via Palm Springs to Santa Monica

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About this region
Arizona ( (listen); Navajo: Hoozdo Hahoodzo Navajo pronunciation: [xòːztò xɑ̀xòːtsò]; O'odham: Alĭ ṣonak Uto-Aztecan pronunciation: [ˡaɺi ˡʂonak]) is a state in the southwestern region of the United States. It is also part of the Western and the Mountain states. It is the 6th largest and the 14th most populous of the 50 states. Its capital and largest city is Phoenix. Arizona shares the Four Corners region with Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico; its other neighboring states are Nevada and California to the west and the Mexican states of Sonora and Baja California to the south and southwest. Arizona is the 48th state and last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the Union, achieving statehood on February 14, 1912, coinciding with Valentine's Day. Historically part of the territory of Alta California in New Spain, it became part of independent Mexico in 1821. After being defeated in the Mexican–American War, Mexico ceded much of this territory to the United States in 1848. The southernmost portion of the state was acquired in 1853 through the Gadsden Purchase. Southern Arizona is known for its desert climate, with very hot summers and mild winters. Northern Arizona features forests of pine, Douglas fir, and spruce trees; the Colorado Plateau; mountain ranges (such as the San Francisco Mountains); as well as large, deep canyons, with much more moderate summer temperatures and significant winter snowfalls. There are ski resorts in the areas of Flagstaff, Alpine, and Tucson. In addition to the internationally known Grand Canyon National Park, which is one of the world's seven natural wonders, there are several national forests, national parks, and national monuments. About one-quarter of the state is made up of Indian reservations that serve as the home of 27 federally recognized Native American tribes, including the Navajo Nation, the largest in the state and the United States, with more than 300,000 citizens. Although federal law gave all Native Americans the right to vote in 1924, Arizona excluded those living on reservations in the state from voting until the state Supreme Court ruled in favor of Native American plaintiffs in Trujillo v. Garley (1948).
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This collection contains all 15 routes driven by MRA Goldmember André ter Schegget during his three-week trip through the west of America.
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Order of the tour:

Route 01: from Los Angeles and via Pacific Coast Highway to Solvang
Route 02: from Solvang to Monterey / Pacific Grove
Route 03A: from Monterey to San Francisco
Route 03B: if you are by car instead of the motor, since motors are not allowed on the 17 Mile Drive: from Monterey to the 17 Mile Drive and further to San Francisco
Route 04: from San Francisco via Nappa and Eldorado National Forrest to Topaz Lake
Route 05: from Topaz Lake via Bodie and Yosemite to Oakhurst
Route 06: from Oakhurst via Kings Canyon NP and Sequoia NP and Giant Forest to Exeter
Route 07: from Exeter via Isabella Lake and Ridgecrest to Death Valley
Route 08: from Death Valley via Valley Of Fire to Mesquite
Route 09: from Mesquite via Zion NP and Dixie NF to Hatch
Route 10: from Hatch via Bryce Canyon to Page
Route 11: from Page via Grand Canyon to Williams
Route 12: from Williams via Seligman and Route 66 to Kingman and via Hoover Dam to Las Vegas
Route 13: from Las Vegas via Oatman and Lake Havasu to Parker
Route 14: from Parker via Joshua Tree to Rancho Mirage
Route 15: from Rancho Mirage via Palm Springs to Santa Monica