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Seasons & Climate

Mojave National Preserve's 1.6 million acres lie in the high desert, with elevations from 1,000 feet to nearly 8,000 feet. Although conditions from December to February can be windy and cold with a dusting of snow, summers often see blistering temperatures exceeding 100°F (38°C). The best time to visit is between February and April, when temperatures are mild and wildflowers are in bloom. October and November have comfortable weather and few visitors. The area gets little rainfall, but what does occur (usually during winter) can begin suddenly and cause flash flooding.

Seasonal Events

Best between February and May, the wildflower viewing depends on weather conditions such as rainfall, sunshine, and temperatures, but you can bet on seeing the brilliant blooms somewhere in the preserve each year. Rangers can help direct you to the flowers currently in bloom.

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