AAA Editor Notes
Ivanpah-Lanfair Road begins 6.5 mi. w. of Nipton near I-15 and extends s. to Goffs near I-40. The first stretch through Ivanpah Valley is one of the best places in California to spot the desert tortoise in spring. The road continues over the New York Mountains, where the presence of water accounts for the existence of 288 species of plants and a variety of wildlife.
About 27 miles of the road is graded dirt; phone for current conditions. Both abandoned and working mines are scattered throughout the area.