DESERTS & MOUNTAINS TRIP
California 58

California 58 runs from U.S. 101 near Santa Margarita to Interstate 15 in Barstow. The highway traverses two mountain ranges, the Sierra Madre and Temblor Range, during its first 100 miles. The highway is also the main east-west thoroughfare through Bakersfield. On Day Four of the Deserts & Mountains Trip, I drove all of CA 58.

PICTURES

U.S. 101 to Interstate 15
Pictures taken June 26, 2003

CA 58 East in Santa Margarita. The
highway turns back to the east after a
short north-south stretch. That turn is not
signed from CA 58 East, so unless you
are familiar with the area, you will
probably wind up on the wrong road.
"Next Services 82 Miles" sign just east
of Santa Margarita. The next 82 miles
are full of curves and mountains, except
for a stretch in the Carrizo Plain.
CA 58 East at CA 229.
View from CA 58 East in the Sierra
Madre Mountains.
CA 58 East assurance shield in the
Carrizo Plain. The Temblor Range is
in the distance.
View from CA 58 East in the Temblor
Range. The curves in this range are much
more frequent and sharper than those in
the Sierra Madre.
In the middle of the mountains lies the
Kern County Line.
Hairpin turn on CA 58 East in the
Temblors.
Just a little bit later, there's another
hairpin!
CA 58 East at CA 33.
CA 33/CA 58 assurance shields near
McKittrick.
CA 58 East/CA 33 North at CA 33
North.
Mileage sign on CA 58 East. CA 58's
time through the mountains is over.
Bakersfield lies 30 miles ahead.
CA 58 East at Interstate 5 South.
CA 58 East at Interstate 5 North.
CA 58 East at CA 43.
CA 43/CA 58 assurance shields.
CA 43 South/CA 58 East at CA 58
East - Bakersfield.
CA 58 East approaching CA 58 East/
CA 99 South in Bakersfield.
CA 58 East at CA 99 South/CA 58
East.
Freeway entrance signage as CA 58
East prepares to merge onto CA 99
South.
CA 99 South/CA 58 East at Exit 25 -
California Ave./Civic Center.
CA 99 South/CA 58 East at Exit 24 -
CA 58 East - Tehachapi/Mojave.
The second sign on CA 99 South/CA 58
East for Exit 24 has CA 58 East -
Stockdale Highway.
CA 58 East at the Stockdale Highway/
Brundage Lane exit. The exit is only
accessed from the ramp from CA 99
South to CA 58 East.
CA 58 East at Exit 111 - H Street/
Chester Ave.
CA 58 East at Exit 112 - CA 204 - Union
Ave.
CA 58 East at Exit 113 - Cottonwood Rd.
CA 58 East at Exit 114 - Mt. Vernon
Ave.
CA 58 East at Exit 115 - Oswell St.
CA 58 East at Exit 116 - Fairfax Rd.
CA 58 East at Exit 117 - CA 184 -
Weedpatch Hwy./Lamont.
CA 58 East at Exit 119 - Edison Rd./
Edison.
CA 58 East at Exit 121 - Comanche
Dr./Arvin.
CA 58 East at Exit 123 - Tower Line
Rd.
CA 58 East at Exit 127 - Gen. Beale Rd.
CA 58 East assurance shield near mile
130.
CA 58 East at Exit 139 - Keene.
CA 58 East at Exit 142 - Broome Rd.
CA 58 East at Exit 148 - CA 202 -
Tehachapi.
CA 58 East at Exit 149 - Mill St.
CA 58 East approaching Exit 151 -
Tehachapi Blvd. - 1 mile.
Then you get to the actual exit, and there
is no exit number, and the sign says
Monolith instead of Tehachapi Blvd.
CA 58 East approaching Exit 156 -
Sand Canyon Rd. - 1 mile.
CA 58 East at Exit 156 - Sand Canyon
Rd.
CA 58 East at Exit 159 - Cameron Rd.
CA 58 East at CA 14 North in Mojave.
CA 58 East/CA 14 South at CA 58
East in Mojave.
Another view of CA 58 East/CA 14
South at CA 58 East.
CA 58 East at Exit 186 - Edwards AFB.
CA 58 East at Exit 188 - Clay Mine Rd.
CA 58 East at Exit 193 - Twenty Mule
Team Dr.
CA 58 East assurance signage near
Boron.
CA 58 East at Exit 194 - Gephart Rd./
Rocket Site Rd.
CA 58 East at Exit 196 - Borax Rd/
Route 58 Business.
CA 58 East at Exit 199 - Boron.
CA 58 East at U.S. 395.
CA 58 East at W. Main Street exit in
Barstow.
CA 58 East approaching Interstate 15 -
1 mile.
CA 58 East approaching Interstate 15 -
1/2 mile.
"Interstate 40 East Use Interstate 15
North" sign on CA 58 East about 1/4
mile west of Interstate 15. CA 58
between Barstow and Bakersfield may
become a westward extension of
Interstate 40 someday.
CA 58 East at Interstate 15. Las Vegas
is about two hours north of here, while
San Bernardino is about 45 minutes to
the south.

Roadtrip pages:

Day One:
Oklahoma:
Interstate 44 | Interstate 40
Texas:
Interstate 40
New Mexico:
Interstate 40

Day Two:
New Mexico:
Interstate 40
Arizona:
Interstate 40

Day Three:
Arizona:
Interstate 40
California:
Interstate 40 | Interstate 15 | CA 18 | CA 138 | CA 14 | Interstate 5 | CA 126 | U.S. 101

Day Four:
California:
U.S. 101 | CA 58 | Interstate 15
Nevada:
Interstate 15
Arizona:
Interstate 15
Utah:
Interstate 15

Day Five:
Utah:
Interstate 15 | Interstate 70
Colorado:
Interstate 70

Day Six:
Colorado:
Interstate 70
Kansas:
Interstate 70

Day Seven:
Kansas:
Interstate 70
Missouri:
Interstate 70 | U.S. 71 | MO 2

Sidetrip Pages:
Kansas:
Interstate 35 | Interstate 70 | Interstate 435 | Interstate 470 | U.S. 40 | U.S. 59 | U.S. 69 | U.S. 75 | U.S. 169 | K-10 | K-68
Missouri:
Interstate 29 | Interstate 35 | Interstate 70 | Interstate 229 | MO 2 | MO 371 | U.S. 36 | U.S. 71

Day Ten:
Missouri:
MO 2
Kansas:
K-68 | U.S. 69 | Interstate 435 | Interstate 35
Oklahoma:
Interstate 35

Miscellaneous Pictures

Trip Summaries:
Page 1 (Oklahoma City-San Luis Obispo; Days 1-3)
Page 2 (San Luis Obispo-Kansas City; Days 4-7)
Page 3 (Sidetrips & Kansas City-Oklahoma City; Days 8-10)

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