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Home / Mojave Preserve and Desert bikepacking trips / 2010, Mojave National Preserve / Day 9: Nipton to Malpais Spring by bicycle via Walking Box Ranch Road, Mojave National Preserve 56

The striking Malpais Spring area of Mojave National Preserve has been on my to-visit list for a few years. I hope to find water in the area. Near-perfect temperatures today: warm sun, a bit chilly at times, but never cold.

I rode the unpaved Walking Box Ranch Road on an earlier trip, almost 10 years ago, but I didn't stop near Malpais Spring.

27.6 bicycle miles today. The 3500 feet of elevation gain reported is probably exaggerated as usual by the Topo 7 software that I use.