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MOJAVE ROAD DEEP RIVER CROSSING DETOUR

Spring 2019: Recommended Alternate Route for Afton Canyon River Crossing

Mojave River Deep Water Crossing in Afton Canyon 2019

April 19, 2019. Mojave River, Afton Canyon, Deep Water Crossing. [Photo By John Marnell]

From time to time the water level in two places along the Mojave Road within Afton Canyon has become deeper than some people are comfortable driving through. There have been reports of the water running as high as 30+ inches. These two crossings are described in the Mojave Road Guide as at miles 120.5 and 121.5 – a quarter mile south of the BLM Campground.

Coming from the east, you can follow the below directions thus avoiding these potential problem areas. Those driving the Mojave Road from west to east would simply reverse the instructions. The historical and cultural significance as well as the special beauty of Afton Canyon can be enjoyed but may require a bit of backtracking. A PDF of the road log is available for download here.

2019 Afton Canyon Alternate Route

A map of the above route is available for download here.