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The total driving distance from Palm Springs, CA to Las Vegas, NV is 279 miles or 449 kilometers.
Your trip begins in Palm Springs, California. It ends in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Your drive from Palm Springs to Las Vegas will take you through Mojave National Preserve. Mojave National Preserve is about 60 miles from Las Vegas. It’s best to explore Mojave if you have a 4-wheel drive. And driving off-road is not allowed.
If you have just 1 hour to spare, NPS suggests you take exit I-15 at Kelbaker Road in Baker, CA, travel south for 34 miles to Kelso. Here you will see the Kelso Dunes. From Kelso turn north on Kelso-Cima Road and travel along the Providence Mountains.
Joshua trees are visible at this point as you gain elevation. The Cima Dome at 1,500 feet above sea level has the world’s largest concentration of Joshua trees. Joshua trees only grow in Mojave Desert in southwest California, Utah, Nevada and Arizona at 2,000 to 6,000 feet elevations.
From Cima bear right onto Morning Star Mine Road to Ivanpah Valley and after 22 miles turn left on Nipton Road. Turn right onto I-15N for Las Vegas.
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