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Mormon Well Road Photos - Peek-a-Boo Canyon to Desert Pass
Backroads Around Las Vegas, Desert National Wildlife Refuge
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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 Peek-a-Boo Canyon to Desert Pass, that is, from about 20 to 27 miles out.

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Getting beyond Peek-A-Boo Canyon (view NE)
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Trailhead parking for Quartzite Peak North route (view NE)
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Sagebrush flats near Mormon Pass (view N during winter)
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Sagebrush flats near Mormon Pass (view N during spring)
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Approaching Service Road (view N)
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Service Road (view NE)
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Gaining elevation -- Blackbrush and Eastern Joshua Trees (view N)
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Gaining elevation -- Blackbrush and Utah Juniper trees (view N)
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Approaching Desert Pass (view N)
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Desert Pass, south side (view N)
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Desert Pass, south side (view N during winter)
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