that goes north to Caliente. It's only suitable for the intrepid as there are one, maybe two dry-wash crossings that have larger gravel and one or either are capable of intimidation.
From the viewpoint of the car,
this barrel coquettishly peeked over the top of the bush.
But the abundance of cacti, the flowers in March (the month, not lockstep), the SOLITUDE, make it an Overlander's "must do."
There's a canyon with, if you're lucky, a train on one side, and even if you're NOT lucky, a beautiful river next to the road. At the same time, it's hard-core desert, stark, rocky...appealing only to "that kind."
Was Intense (107 - 114 Fahernheit)
I hesitate to mention it because so few know of it. Other vehicles are usually the folks who live along the road and the occasional tourist, like myself.
Write if you're interested and I'll give you the Exit number (off I-15) and a few more particulars.