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Wildflowers in Yankee Boy Basin near Ouray, Coloado.  See our journey at http://www.backroadswest.com/blog/san-juan-mountains-wildflower-bloom/

Hiking the historic railroad tunnel trail is a great alternative to visiting Hoover Dam and seeing the views from its bypass bridge.

Wildflowers along road to Engineer Pass near Ouray, Colorado.  See more at http://www.backroadswest.com/blog/san-juan-mountains-wildflower-bloom/

Hiking the historic railroad tunnel trail is a great alternative to visiting Hoover Dam and seeing the views from its bypass bridge.

The hidden oasis of Lost Lake in the Cajon Pass along the San Andreas Fault.  Read more at http://www.backroadswest.com/blog/san-andreas-fault-wrightwood/

Hiking the historic railroad tunnel trail is a great alternative to visiting Hoover Dam and seeing the views from its bypass bridge.

Clinging onto life next to the San Andreas Fault.  See more on our blog at http://www.backroadswest.com/blog/san-andreas-fault-wrightwood/

Hiking the historic railroad tunnel trail is a great alternative to visiting Hoover Dam and seeing the views from its bypass bridge.

Jackson Lake along the San Andreas Fault.  Go on a trip along the fault at http://www.backroadswest.com/blog/san-andreas-fault-wrightwood/

Jackson Lake along the San Andreas Fault. Go on a trip along the fault at http://www.backroadswest.com/blog/san-andreas-fault-wrightwood/

Trees clinging on to life on the edge of the San Andreas Fault.  Take a tour of the fault on our blog at http://www.backroadswest.com/blog/san-andreas-fault-wrightwood/

This tour of the San Andreas, starting in the Cajon Pass, through Wrightwood and Big Pines, shows what features of the fault look like and where to find them.

The unique landscape and bizarre rocks at the Pumpkin Patch.  See more at http://www.backroadswest.com/anza/2011/10/pumpkin-patch/

The unique landscape and bizarre rocks at the Pumpkin Patch. See more at http://www.backroadswest.com/anza/2011/10/pumpkin-patch/

The outstanding view and unique landscape from atop the Calcite Mine.  Learn how to get there: http://www.backroadswest.com/anza/2011/10/calcite-mine/

The outstanding view and unique landscape from atop the Calcite Mine. Learn how to get there: http://www.backroadswest.com/anza/2011/10/calcite-mine/

What's a desert without an oasis?  This is 17 Palm Oasis.  See this and other oases at http://www.backroadswest.com/anza/2013/06/5-palms-oasis/

What's a desert without an oasis? This is 17 Palm Oasis. See this and other oases at http://www.backroadswest.com/anza/2013/06/5-palms-oasis/

Starting up the rough road to the Calcite Mine.  See more at http://www.backroadswest.com/anza/2011/10/calcite-mine/

Starting up the rough road to the Calcite Mine. See more at http://www.backroadswest.com/anza/2011/10/calcite-mine/

Hedgehog and a California barrel glisten near Fort Piute.

Hedgehog and a California barrel glisten near Fort Piute.

An infinite assortment of cacti near Fort Piute along historic Mojave Road.  Learn where this at http://www.backroadswest.com/trips/2011/06/mojave-national-preserve/

An infinite assortment of cacti near Fort Piute along historic Mojave Road. Learn where this at http://www.backroadswest.com/trips/2011/06/mojave-national-preserve/

Pictographs and petroglyphs at the Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center.

Pictographs and petroglyphs at the Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center.

Pictographs at the Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center.

Pictographs at the Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center.

A view of Soda Lake out of the spa window at Zzyzx.

A view of Soda Lake out of the spa window at Zzyzx.

Almost to the tallest dune of Kelso Dunes.  See more at http://www.backroadswest.com/trips/2011/06/mojave-national-preserve/

Almost to the tallest dune of Kelso Dunes. See more at http://www.backroadswest.com/trips/2011/06/mojave-national-preserve/