About The Mojave Desert

The Mojave Desert is located in the Southern parts of California, and Nevada, and in the Northern part of Arizona. It is the smallest of the deserts in North America. Although it is small, it is home to many different kinds of plants and animals.
There are many things that make the Mojave unique. The Mojave Desert is the site of the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere, Death Valley, which is 282 feet below sea level.

Another unique feature of the Mojave desert is the ancient Joshua Tree forest. Joshua trees are only found in the Mojave Desert. Some scientists think that some of the Joshua trees are up to 500 years old!

A view of the Mojave Desert from Space! Click HERE to see a picture that was taken of the Mojave desert from a satellite in space! http://www.gis.uiuc.edu/mojave/mojave_baa/tm_moj.html

You can learn more about the Mojave Desert by visiting these websites:

Mojave National Preserve http://www.nps.gov/moja/ The National Park Service provides park information, as well as information about projects within the park.

Eco Quest: Desert Edition is an interactive web quest. http://members.aol.com/QuestSite/1/2.html

Compare the Mojave to Other Deserts in the World.


The Mojave is one of four major deserts in North America. See a map of all four. Find the Mojave.



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