The US 395 road trip is one of the most action packed adventures in the west.
Having driven it many times between where I grew up (SoCal) to where I live now (Reno), I keep discovering new things to do along the way regardless of the season.
Here are some of the best things to do, slight detours, and stops to make on the US 395 freeway, my (second to PCH) favorite road trip in California.
1. Red Rock Canyon
If coming from Los Angeles, your first exciting stop is the Red Rock canyon.
This isn’t much of a detour at all and you’ll reach it before the town of Ridgecrest and after Mojave at the 14 junction.
If you don’t feel like stopping, you can see some of it from the road, but the seasonal four-wheel-drive route through the canyon is pretty impressive!