Directions to Edwards AFB
Published August 05, 2009
From Los Angeles (to West Gate)
Most people coming from Los Angeles approach from S.R. 14, also known as the Antelope Valley Freeway. If you are using this route, continue on the 14 Freeway, past Palmdale and Lancaster, to the town of Rosamond.
Exit the 14 Freeway at Rosamond Blvd. and turn right (east). Continue on Rosamond Blvd. through the town of Rosamond for approximately 15 miles (24 km) to the main base.
If you prefer to go through the North Gate, see directions below for an alternate route.
From Bakersfield (to North Gate)
Drive on the 58 Freeway for through Tehachapi to the town of Mojave. From Mojave, continue on the 58 Freeway, passing the Mojave Airport, for approximately 14 miles and take the Edwards AFB off-ramp.
Alternate Route from Los Angeles: Follow the directions above but do not exit at Rosamond Blvd. Continue driving north on the 14 Freeway for approximately 12.8 miles, to the town of Mojave where the freeway ends. Cross the railroad tracks and, at the traffic light, turn right (east) and follow the signs directing you to S.R. 58 and Barstow. After a few minutes the road will put you on the new 58 Freeway. From the traffic light intersection, it is approximately 16.7 miles to the Edwards AFB off-ramp.
From the Cajon Pass via I-15 (to North Gate)
From San Bernardino or the Counties of Riverside, San Diego or Orange, take the I-15 north through the Cajon Pass. Just after cresting the Cajon Summit, go 3.3 miles (5.3 km) to the US 395 off-ramp. Continue north on US 395 for 42.5 miles (68 km). At this point you will reach Kramer Junction (where S.R. 58 intersects US 395). Turn left at this intersection, onto S.R. 58, and continue west for 19.7 miles (31.7 km). Exit the Edwards AFB off-ramp (not the North Edwards off-ramp) and turn left to the base.