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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

Weed Warriors

Help keep our beautiful National Monument and the Coachella Valley a sustainable environment for all wildlife! Become a volunteer with Friends of the Desert...

4/26 8am
Monument Story Time

Join us in our Kid’s Corner at the Visitor Center to hear a story about the creatures that live in our desert. After the reading, we will have an arts and...

5/6 1pm
Monument Young Explorers

Hey Big Kids! How does a compass work? How does a map tell you where you are? Maps and compasses are one of your 10 Essentials to have when hiking in the...

5/6 1pm
Star Party at the Monument

The Astronomical Society of the Desert will conduct “sky tours” and direct observations of the night sky through telescopes and giant binoculars. Hosted by...

5/19 8pm
Weed Warriors

Help keep our beautiful National Monument and the Coachella Valley a sustainable environment for all wildlife! Become a volunteer with Friends of the Desert...

5/24 8am

Recent Events

Birding Walk

4/12/2018

Recent Activity

Claire Lefebvre

Claire Lefebvre left a review 2/11/2018

Help, I clicked on that I was interested and never received anything. How does one get more info about any activity, such as times and meeting places and costs"

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