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From the swirling sands of Kelso Dunes to Hole in the Wall's violent volcanic remnants, Mojave National Preserve serves as a showcase of ancient and modern geologic processes. Rocks here reveal the stories of prehistoric landscapes as old as 2.7 billion years - over half the age of the Earth!
Come dig into Mojave's past on a field trip that takes you to some of Mojave's most intriguing and accessible geologic wonders.
Mojave Field Trip
Mojave Time Scale