Heart of the Mojave West
Mojave Trails National Monumentwrite a review Kelbaker Road
Amboy, CA 92304
GPS: 34.7012, -115.6763
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John T would stay here again
“Remote yet only 1 mile off I-40”
Reviewed Mar 13, 2019
This is a beautiful, remote location just 1 mile off I-40, set between Mojave National Preserve to the north and the Trilobite Wilderness to the south. It is 100 yards off paved Kelbaker Road on an excellent dirt road.
The main camping area would accommodate 3 RVs fairly close together. It is extremely unlevel. My tongue jack was almost fully retracted, and my rear stabilizers would not reach the ground, which was not good in the 40 mph wind gusts. Behind the main area is a nice, almost level, pull-around site, but that was occupied when I arrived.
1/4 mile further down the dirt road from the main site is a crossroads, with a large, level site on the right. 1 mile in from the main site, on top of the ridge at the end of the valley, there is another site with stunning views, but only a van or small class-C would get up there without getting grounded.
There's a small hill next to the camping area, with views in every direction from the top. Amboy Crater is down the road to the south, but Route 66 is closed at the south end of Kelbaker Road, and Amboy is currently accessible only from the west.
Although it's close to the interstate, there is a mountain between that blocks the noise. It was fairly clean, but there was glass in some spots. Bring all your supplies - the closest grocery stores and Walmart are 80 miles away in Barstow.
Verizon service was excellent, with 4 bars, -98 dB, 42 Mbps 4G down and 20 Mbps up. The tower is 5 miles away on I-40.
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