All rights reserved. Photo by Scott Schwartz.
Sometimes referred to as the "Grand Canyon Of The Mojave," Afton Canyon was carved by the Mojave River, which flowed from Lake Mannix. This process started 15,000 yeas ago.
8,000 year-old tools and pottery have been found in the area; recorded history starts with missionaries, traders, and scouts, who passed through here during the late 18th century.
The photograph above was taken from a portion of the Mojave Road which takes one along the Mojave River bed, south east of Afton Canyon. The mountains shown are the Cady Mountains.