Baker (California)

Baker is a tiny town located along I-15 in the desert of the state of California. The town is usually a rest stop for those traveling to Las Vegas, Death Valley National Park, or the Mojave National Preserve.

The tallest thermometer in the world, located in Baker.



 Climate Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily highs (°F) 63 68 76 85 95 104 109 108 100 87 72 61
Nightly lows (°F) 35 41 47 53 63 72 78 77 68 54 43 34
Precipitation (in) 0.6 0.8 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.5

   Data from NOAA (1981-2010)

Get in

Most travellers get to Baker by car, from I-15 between Barstow and Las Vegas. From Baker, State Route 127 heads north to Death Valley.

Baker, Mojave National Preserve's only Amtrak stop, was served by Amtrak's bus service until the stop was discontinued in November 2010 due to low ridership. The bus can still be seen driving by on the freeway from the former bus stop, even though it no longer stops.

Baker has a small general aviation airport.

Get around

Baker Boulevard serves as the main road through town, connecting to I-15 at both ends.



As Baker is somewhat isolated in the middle of the Mojave Desert with little else for quite a distance in any direction, this tiny town is overrun with no less than seven gas stations. Fuel up here if you think there is the least chance you might run out of gas within the next 50 miles.



Based on many on-line guest reviews of all of the motels listed here, Baker should not be your first choice when picking a place to sleep. However, if you must, here are the options.

Go next

Routes through Baker

Las Vegas Primm  N  S  Barstow San Bernadino
Death Valley Junction Shoshone  N  S  END

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