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I've enjoyed this classic Mojave National Preserve ride several times over the years. This won't be a day of exploration, but the scenery is great and I may have a few good desert chats along the way. The trip isn't over yet! 49.1 bicycle miles.

Kelso Dunes Road rises slightly over four miles from 2500 feet to about 2800 feet at Kelbaker Road, which I will ride all the way to Baker.

The first eight miles of Kelbaker Road are downhill to Kelso Depot at about 2100 feet, followed by a 12-mile climb up to 3800 feet and the final 23-mile descent into Baker at 925 feet.