Cactus in the California desert


Mojave Desert USA

Joshua tree forests, carpets of wildflowers, singing sand dunes, volcanic cones—the Mojave Desert is spectacular because it has a bit of everything. This ‘high desert’ ranges to an elevation of 1,500 metres and changes from cold desert in the north to hot desert in the south. Visit the canyons, mountains, and mesas to discover abandoned mines, homesteads, and rock-walled military outposts.