Though the turn off is a bit hard to spot when it gets dark, the sites on Wee Thump Rd are very nice. Gorgeous views of mountains and Joshua Trees as far as the eye can see. The spot we were at had a nice little stone fire pit and was very clean save for a couple of shell casings and bottle caps. Very little noise from the nearby state route, though there was more light pollution than we expected. For its proximity to Vegas (1/2 hour) and LA (4.5 hours), it was a hidden gem! Will definitely be back here when it’s a bit warmer!
The dirt road to the site was rutted but far from impassible even in our little sedan. Searchlight is a nice place to grab a bite on your way out, and if Walking Box Ranch is open it’s worth a visit!