Castle Mountains National Monument

Castle Mountains National Monument was first established as a national monument in February of 2016. The area is nearly 21,000 acres. Three sides of Castle Mountains National Monument are surrounded by the Mojave National Preserve, making it a great space to check out the local wildlife while enjoying some quiet solitude away from civilization. The Castle Peaks are the focal point of the national monument, but the Joshua trees and junipers that can be found on the land are certainly quirky and worth a photo. The best time to visit the area is during the spring so that you can watch the desert come to life when the wildflowers bloom. There are no paved roads leading to Castle Mountains National Monument, so make sure that you come prepared with a 4x4 vehicle that can handle off-road driving.

Where to Stay

RV Parks & Campgrounds Near Castle Mountains National Monument

RVing in a camper is a great way to save some money, especially if you are traveling with a few family members. It will provide you with comfortable accommodations and you will easily be able to move from one location to the next, which makes it ideal for visiting National Park and Monument sites such as this one. If you don't have your own RV or one that is large enough to accommodate your family, rentals can easily be obtained in this area through RVshare.

RV Rentals Near Castle Mountains National Monument

Things to Do

Things To Do Near Castle Mountains National Monument

While exploring the national monument, you can explore the area by hiking on foot or riding a bike or an ATV. If you visit in March or April, you will find a desert that is carpeted with wildflowers, which makes hiking the area even more magnificent. There is a lot of wildlife to watch as well, such as golden eagles, bighorn sheep and bobcats.

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How To Get To Castle Mountains National Monument

Since Castle Mountains National Monument is off of the beaten path, you will not want to follow a GPS to the site. Approach the national monument from Walking Box Ranch Road, located right off of I-164, which is also called Nipton Road. From here, there are several dirt roads to follow that will lead to the monument. Castle Mountain National Monument is open 24 hours a day, every day of the week.


2701 Barstow Road, Barstow, CA 92311

Fee: Entry Fee (Per Person)

There is no entry fee.

Castle Mountains National Monument is a remote location that is ideal for stargazing, hiking, and looking at wildflowers if you have the option of visiting in the spring. You will need a larger vehicle to navigate the dirt roads, which is why visiting this site in an RV is ideal.