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AFTON CANYON
The Grand Canyon of the Mojave

Water still flows most of the year through this mini Grand Canyon. Her sheer walls in every imaginable shade of pink tower 300 feet above the Mojave Rive. Four major trails of varying lengths take you past these varicolored cliffs and through nooks and crannies visited long ago by Native American people, Spanish missionaries and explorers, and mountain men. This rare ribbon of greenery in a unique geological setting also harbors an abundance of wildlife and birds.

Known as the "Grand Canyon of the Mojave," Afton Canyon contains spectacular scenery. Not only does the canyon exhibit beautiful examples of wind and water erosion, but the colors in the side walls look as if someone poured various shades of red and green paint over them.

The canyon was formed 12,000 to 19,000 years ago when Lake Mannix drained. As this huge lake drained, it cut the canyon nearly to its present depth. Periodic floods continue this work.

There is always water in Afton Canyon, and it is one of three places along the Mojave River where there is year-round surface flow. The presence of this water in Afton canyon is extremely important for wildlife.

Afton Canyon is designated as a watchable wildlife area and a visit can be inspiring for avid wildlife enthusiasts. Bighorn sheep live in the area and may be seen coming to the river to drink. Various kids of raptors nest on the canyon walls. If you camp at the campground, be prepared to share your campsite with kangaroo rats and roadrunners.

Other popular activities are rockhounding, hiking, photography, horseback riding, and touring along the historic Mojave Road which runs through the canyon.

Afton Canyon can be reached by taking the Afton Road exit off Interstate 15 located 36 miles northeast of Barstow. Follow the graded gravel road for three miles to the canyon.

 

 

 

 

 


 
 
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 Historic Points

Rasor Road Mega-phone / the Mojave desert mystery

Desert grave of Delores Holland at Rasor Road, Near the old RR town of Crucero

Mystery jet fighter fuel tank found at Rasor Road

Old wells at Rasor Road

Soda Dry Lake off of Zzyzx Road at Rasor Road California Desert. The Mojave Road crosses though it.