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Mormon Well Road Photos - Yucca Forest to Peek-a-Boo Canyon
Backroads Around Las Vegas, Desert National Wildlife Refuge
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Mormon Well Road
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Overview

The Mormon Well Road is a long, rough, dirt road that runs across the Desert National Wildlife Refuge from Corn Creek to Highway 93. The road runs across the desert and over the mountains through spectacular country, including towering limestone cliffs; broad, flat valleys; and narrow, winding canyons. The road runs through several desert vegetation life zones, starting in the very dry (stunted) Mojave Desert Scrub Zone and climbing to the Yellow Pine (Ponderosa Pine) Zone. The variety of life zones provides different habitats for birds and other wildlife.

Details of the road (including GPS coordinates and maps) are presented on the Mormon Well Road webpage. Here photos show scenery and road conditions from Yucca Forest to Peek-a-Boo Canyon, that is, from about 10 to 17 miles out.

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Formally entering Yucca Forest (view E)
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Yucca Forest (view E)
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Crossing Yucca Forest Valley (view E)
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The Yucca Forest is full of Eastern Joshua Trees (view N)
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Crossing Yucca Forest Valley (view E)
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Approaching Yucca Forest primitive campsite (view NE)
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Yucca Forest primitive campsite (view N)
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Yucca Forest primitive campsite (view N)
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Yucca Forest primitive campsite (view W)
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Beyond Yucca Forest primitive campsite (view N)
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Approaching turnoff to Pine Nut Road (view NE)
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Parking at turnoff to Pine Nut Road (view NE)
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Pine Nut Road at Mormon Well Road (view E)
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Beyond Pine Nut Road (view NE)
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Passing the last of Yucca Forest Valley (view NE)
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Approaching Peek-A-Boo Canyon (view NE)
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Entering Peek-A-Boo Canyon (view E)
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Turnoff and parking for Peek-A-Boo Cave (view E)
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