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How long is the drive from Phoenix, AZ to Los Angeles, CA? The total driving time is 5 hours, 19 minutes.
Your trip begins in Phoenix, Arizona. It ends in Los Angeles, California.
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If you are driving from Phoenix to Los Angeles we suggest visiting Sonaran Desert, one of North America’s most biologically diverse deserts. Here you will see saguaro cactus forest, archaeological and historic sites and historic trails.
According to blm.gov, you can drive to the eastern national monument boundary, take I-10 to Exit 164, turn right and continue on AZ347 to Maricopa AZ. Turn right to AZ238 and continue west about 16 miles to the national monument. Or take I-10 and I-8 and exit at Exit 144 to the southern part of the national monument.
Sonaran Desert is suitable for activities like stargazing, hunting, sightseeing, photography, horseback riding, hiking and camping.
The best time to go is from late October through mid-April. Avoid visiting Sonaran Desert during summer because of extreme heat. It is a remote area without service where cell phones may not work and drinking water is not available. The nearest gas stations and stores are in the town of Gila Bend AZ, about 25 miles west on I-8.
Don’t let the lack of facilities stop you from visiting Sonaran Desert. AZ Hummer Tours (azhummertours.com) provides excellent guided tours with a knowledgeable guide.
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