On a recent trip to the Mojave National Preserve, I decided to visit the Brannigan mine cabins. They’re tucked out of the way off the Mojave Road, a very popular 4WD trail. I’ve driven by the turnoff many times, but never taken the turn to visit the site. This google map is centered on the cabins.
As I was arriving, a large group of 11 Jeep Wranglers were headed out after camping at the cabins. The road is a little rough. After it turns left in what looks like an “S” on the map, it heads up a small hill and gets a bit more rugged. After that it’s easy on to the cabins.
The cabins are maintained by a 4x4 club and are in very good shape. There's quite a bit of space. Plenty of room to lay out several cots and sleeping bags.
The toilets even have a view. Albeit, not a super nice one.
It's a twin toilet design, like at the Sochi Olympics.
There’s a much nicer view looking west from the fire pit. In the distance, I can see the tops of Cowhole Mountain and Cave Mountain. I’ve hiked Cowhole once and Cave many times.
I didn’t stay long. I was stopping off on my way home after camping in the Granite Mountains on the south side of the preserve.