Visit Deserts of California with Mighway

Rent an RV in Deserts of California


If you want to see everything the California landscape has to offer, then the deserts is where your next vacation should be. You’ll easily be able to fill every moment with activities ranging from relaxing to adventure. Enjoy the nature and wildlife on one of the many tours that will take you through dusty dirt trails to sprawling mountains. The natural beauty lures millions of outdoor enthusiasts every year to experience desert life at its fullest. Once you’re done exploring national parks, you can wind down in one of the resorts or spas for some rest and relaxation. The Two Bunch Palms spa is highly recommended for their natural springs and outdoor massages. Shopping is a must during any vacation, and you’ll have plenty of opportunity with El Paseo Shopping. Filled with high end retailers, you can pick up something nice for yourself, then enjoy some delicious California cuisine at one of the many restaurants. Add some culture to your trip with a visit to the Palm Springs Art Museum, housing famous sculptures and paintings from over the years. If you’re feeling more adventurous, take an excursion to the San Andreas Fault to do some four wheeling through the canyons. Plan a trip with Mighway, and let the journey unfold!

RV Rental Deserts of California


Adventure KT - 2017 WINNEBAGO VIEW 24J - Luxury Turbo Diesel
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$225 / Night

Adventure KT - 2017 WINNEBAGO VIEW 24J - Luxury Turbo Diesel

El Cajon, California

Sleeps 5 Toilet Shower

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Tiny House
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$43 / Night

Tiny House

Los Angeles, California

Sleeps 4

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First Class - NITRO
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$220 / Night

First Class - NITRO

Moreno Valley, California

Sleeps 10 Toilet Shower

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2015 22' THOR CHATEAU
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$165 / Night

2015 22' THOR CHATEAU

Riverside, California

Sleeps 6 Toilet Shower

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2014 Thor Four Winds Majestic
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$149 / Night

2014 Thor Four Winds Majestic

La Crescenta, California

Sleeps 5 Toilet Shower

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Fleetwood Discovery Bunkhouse 40'
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$449 / Night

Fleetwood Discovery Bunkhouse 40'

Banning, California

Sleeps 8 Toilet Shower

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1st Choice Class C - 33ft Thor Chateau wi 7B
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$281 / Night

1st Choice Class C - 33ft Thor Chateau wi 7B

Newport Beach, California

Sleeps 7

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First Class - Weekend Warrior
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$220 / Night

First Class - Weekend Warrior

Moreno Valley, California

Sleeps 6 Toilet Shower

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Places to Visit near Deserts of California


Dante's View

Spectacular view from an overlook just a mile or two away from Badwater, but 4000 feet taller. The road to Dante's View is a bit long, but the view is worth it. If you are towing a trailer, a parking lot is provided for you to leave your trailer behind before ascending the most difficult part of the road to Dante's View.

Zabriskie Point

Zabriskie Point is a part of Amargosa Range located in east of Death Valley in Death Valley National Park in the United States noted for its erosional landscape. It is composed of sediments from Furnace Creek Lake, which dried up 5 million years ago—long before Death Valley came into existence. Millions of years prior to the actual sinking and widening of Death Valley and the existence of Lake Manly (see Geology of the Death Valley area), another lake covered a large portion of Death Valley including the area around Zabriskie Point. This ancient lake began forming approximately nine million years ago. During several million years of the lake's existence, sediments were collecting at the bottom in the form of saline muds, gravels from nearby mountains, and ashfalls from the then-active Black Mountain volcanic field. These sediments combined to form what we today call the Furnace Creek Formation. The climate along Furnace Creek Lake was dry, but not nearly as dry as in the present. Camels, mastodons, horses, carnivores, and birds left tracks in the lakeshore muds, along with fossilized grass and reeds. Borates, which made up a large portion of Death Valley's historical past were concentrated in the lakebeds from hot spring waters and alteration of rhyolite in the nearby volcanic field. Weathering and alteration by thermal waters are also responsible for the variety of colors represented there. Regional mountains building to the west influenced the climate to become more and more arid, causing the lake to dry up, and creating a dry lake. Subsequent widening and sinking of Death Valley and the additional uplift of today's Black Mountains tilted the area. This provided the necessary relief to accomplish the erosion that produced the badlands we see today. The dark-colored material capping the badland ridges (to the left in the panoramic photograph) is lava from eruptions that occurred three to five million years ago. This hard lava cap has retarded erosion in many places and possibly explains why Manly Beacon, the high outcrop to the right, is much higher than other portion of the badlands. Manly Beacon was named in honor of William L. Manly, who along with John Rogers, guided members of the ill-fated Forty-niners out of Death Valley during the gold rush of 1849.

Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

These dunes are the best known and easiest to visit in the national park. Located in central Death Valley near Stovepipe Wells, access is from Hwy. 190 or from the unpaved Sand Dunes Road. Although the highest dune rises only about 100 feet, the dunes actually cover a vast area. This dune field includes three types of dunes: crescent, linear, and star shaped. Polygon-cracked clay of an ancient lakebed forms the floor. Mesquite trees have created large hummocks that provide stable habitats for wildlife. The Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes are at the northern end of the valley floor and are nearly surrounded by mountains on all sides. Due to their easy access from the road and the overall proximity of Death Valley to Hollywood, these dunes have been used to film sand dune scenes for several movies including films in the Star Wars series. The largest dune is called Star Dune and is relatively stable and stationary because it is at a point where the various winds that shape the dunes converge. The depth of the sand at its crest is 130–140 feet (40–43 m) but this is small compared to other dunes in the area that have sand depths of up to 600–700 feet (180–210 m) deep. The primary source of the dune sands is probably the Cottonwood Mountains which lie to the north and northwest. The tiny grains of quartz and feldspar that form the sinuous sculptures that make up this dune field began as much larger pieces of solid rock. In between many of the dunes are stands of creosote bush and some mesquite on the sand and on dried mud, which used to cover this part of the valley before the dunes intruded (mesquite was the dominant plant here before the sand dunes but creosote does much better in the sand dune conditions).

Ubehebe Crater

Ubehebe and its little brother (a smaller crater) winningly tempt hikers down their steep and colorful slopes.

Campgrounds and RV Parks near Deserts of California


Jumbo Rocks Campground

striking high-desert country

There are 125 sites for tents or RVs up to 35 feet (no hookups). Picnic tables and fire grills are provided. Vault toilets are available. No drinking water is available. Leashed pets are permitted. Campsites are limited to six people, three tents, and two cars (a vehicle towing a trailer, popup, tent trailer, fifth wheel or a motorhome pulling a vehicle is considered two vehicles). Holding or reserving campsites for persons not present is not allowed, nor can campsites be left unattended for more than 24 hours. Group sites accommodate 10 to 60 people. Each campsite has a picnic table and fire grate. Water and flush toilets are available in Black Rock and Cottonwood campgrounds. Showers are not available.

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Slab City

Off the Grid Living

Formerly the U.S. Marine Corp training base called Camp Dunlap used in World War II. It was closed, buildings were deconstructed, and abandoned years ago. The ownership of the land reverted from the military back to the State of California and has no current plans of being used.All the buildings were deconstructed and the cement slabs upon which they stood stay, thus “Slab City”. It is now home to many winter travelers, retirees, and some permanent residents who stay the summer as well. (Like us!).There are no fees to camp here. Campsite parking is on a first come/first serve basis. There is no water, sewer, trash pick-up, nor electricity. This is Boondocking territory. This is where people experiment living Off The GridPeople tend to camp in groups of like-minded people and similar interests such as US Citizens, Canadians, Single RV camping clubs, and even Hobos or young train hoppers.

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