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Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument

Rising abruptly from the desert floor, the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument reaches an elevation of 10,834 feet. Providing a picturesque backdrop to local communities, visitors can enjoy magnificent palm oases, snow-capped mountains, a national scenic trail, and wilderness areas. Its extensive backcountry can be accessed via trails from both the Coachella Valley and the alpine village of Idyllwild.

51500 Highway 74, Palm Desert, CA 92262

Place Type

Outdoor Parks

Website

fs.usda.gov

City/Region

Palm Desert

Upcoming Events

Thursday Morning Hike

Dead Indian and Carrizo canyons are only open from October-December and provide wonderful opportunities to see Bighorn Sheep and many other desert critters....

11/29 9am
Thursday Morning Hike

Dead Indian and Carrizo canyons are only open from October-December and provide wonderful opportunities to see Bighorn Sheep and many other desert critters....

11/29 9am
Canyon Cougars Training Hike

Hike training with the Canyon Cougars will begin on Monday, November 5th. Training will be Monday through Friday. No hikes will be done on holidays. Meet in...

12/3 7am
Birding Walk

Walk Art Smith Trailhead and the paved Ed Hastey Garden Walk with experienced birders to discover the year round and migratory birds who call the Coachella...

12/3 7:30am
Desert Mountains Art Faire

Join us at our monthly Desert Mountains Art Faire! Mediums may include photography, paintings, ceramics, hand painted silks, and more. Support local artists...

12/8 9am

Recent Events

Birding Walk

11/19/2018

Recent Activity

Don Stidham

Don Stidham left a positive review 12/23/2017

This is a great activity. A wonderful experience for any age. We saw kids around age 10-14 really mesmerized when looking through telescopes powerful enough to clearly see craters on the moon. Highly recommended.

Joan Moyer

Joan Moyer left a positive review 12/22/2017

It was very exciting to see the moon through a telescope! Since it was a bit cloudy we weren't able to see stars. We are planning to go again and bring our out of town guests to the next star event.

Lorraine Hamilton

Lorraine Hamilton left a positive review 1/15/2017

Enjoyed it very much. I found it very informative- Kerry was great!

Event Publisher

Event Publisher posted a photo 12/5/2016