Explore the best adventure roads in California’s deserts
Yearning to venture beyond the pavement? Eager to wander the wild in your 4×4? Searching for a secluded day hike or campsite?
Whether you drive a custom 4WD rig or a factory-stock SUV, you’ll find the perfect tour in this handy guide by Tony Huegel. California Desert Byways will help you discover the hidden surprises along the American West’s most beautiful and historic unpaved backroads
From day trips to weekend getaways and even longer multiday treks, the 68 tours in this trail-tested adventure guide will take you from sky-scraping peaks to remote warm springs and palm-shaded oases. Many are near secluded campsites and can be jumping-off points for hiking and mountain biking. All follow established roads through some of the wildest country in the West.
With tours for drivers of every experience level, the new edition covers such top-tier destinations as Death Valley and Joshua Tree national parks, Mojave National Preserve and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.
The revised and expanded third edition includes:
- Mile-by-mile driving directions to such attractions as historic sites, prehistoric rock art and head-spinning overlooks
- A map for every route
- Extensive GPS waypoints
- Icons indicating optional activities like wildlife viewing, camping, hiking and visiting historic sites