By Jon Crowley
Calico to Laughlin
Laughlin to Primm
Primm to Calico
The Mojave Road travels through the middle of the Mojave National Preserve and in between the I-40 and I-15 in South Eastern California. The road starts on the banks of the Colorado River near Needles and ends at Camp Cady (near I-15 between Baker and Barstow). Just over 130 miles of some of the most beautiful views imaginable. Most of the road is an easy drive, however four wheel drive and good vehicle clearance is necessary and there are a few places where the terrain is more difficult.
What we found after the trip was green stickered vehicles are not allowed on portions of the Mojave Trail through Mojave National Preserve.
Day One: Calico to Laughlin
We only got about 10 miles into the first day when I had engine problems. We ended up getting towed back to the road where we were met by a truck/trailer that took us back to Calico. After Mike Lasher of Side x Side Action Magazine made a few calls, we ended up heading to Bullhead City, Arizona to see if we could get the Rhino fixed up so we could continue the trip.
We ended up at Wet n’ Wild Motorsports. They dropped what they were doing and tore into my Rhino engine.
Day Two: Laughlin to Primm
Flat Tire Repair Kit – We hit a rock real hard and slice the sidewall pretty good. The tire repair worked like a charm.
Day Three: Primm to Calico
Mojave Trail & the Mojave National Preserve: