The public lands in the Ridgecrest Field Office area form an important link to the region’s diverse natural and cultural landscape. These wildlands mark the transition between the West Mojave and the Sierra, Great Basin and San Joaquin Valley bioregions. The wide variety of landscapes in this region support a rich biodiversity as well as a nationally significant arid wildland recreation resource.
Segments of 19 distinct mountain ranges are located here, with the highest elevation reaching over 11,000 feet above sea level. Other landforms such as tufa towers, badlands, deep canyons, lava flows, dry lakes, sand dunes, cinder cones, wide valleys and alluvial fans provide a varied setting for desert exploration, discovery and solitude.
Most of the sites below, along with dozens of others can be found in my books: Secret Places in the Mojave Desert Vol. 1, Secret Places in the Mojave Desert Vol. 2, and Secret Places in the Mojave Desert Vol. III.   The books contain GPS coordinates and topographical maps, making it easier to locate the treasures in which Ridgecrest BLM hold.

Locations Managed by Ridgecrest BLM