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Mojave Trails National Monument

Mojave Trails National Monument, 1.6 million acres (647,000 hectares), SE California. Linking Joshua Tree National Park and Mojave National Preserve, it follows the trails of the Chemehuevi people, a branch of the Southern Paiute, and also contains the longest undeveloped stretch of Route 66. Mojave Trails is home to desert tortoises, desert bighorn sheep, and fringe-toed lizards. The Cadiz Dunes, Cady Mountains, Pisgah Lava Flow, Amboy Crater, Bigelow Cholla Garden Wilderness, Marble Mountains Fossil Beds, and Afton Canyon are among the monument's many notable features. See National Parks and Monuments (table).

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