Nature & Wildlife in Palm Springs



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    Indian Canyons

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    South Palm Canyon Dr
    (Continue driving onto the reservation)

    A cool hidden oasis... read more

    Black Rock Nature Center

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    9800 Black Rock Cyn

    Learn about the desert and wildlife... read more

    Joshua Tree Visitor Center

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    6554 Park Blvd

    Visitor center, café and gift shop... read more

    Dos Palmas Scenic Area

    690 Garnet Ave
    P.O. Box 1260

    Dos Palmas Scenic Area, with its hundreds of swaying fan palms, offers sanctuary in the midst of the dry Colorado Desert... read more

    Coachella Valley Scenic Area

    690 Garnet Ave
    P.O. Box 1260

    Coachella Valley Preserve is a 20,000-acre sanctuary that is home to several species of increasingly rare wildlife... read more

    Chuckwalla Mountains Wilderness

    690 Garnet Ave
    P.O. Box 1260

    Rising like an island from a vast sea of sand and rock are the Chuckwalla Mountains... read more

    Orocopia Mountains Wilderness

    690 Garnet Ave
    P.O. Box 1260

    Forces of nature have produced a striking landscape in the Orocopia Mountains Wilderness... read more

    Mecca Hills

    690 Garnet Ave
    P.O. Box 1260

    With elevations ranging from just above sea level to 1,782 feet, Mecca Hills has been recognized as a unique and colorful region for more than one hundred years. Four-wheel-drive vehicle is recommended ... read more

    Dos Palmas Scenic Area

    690 Garnet Ave
    P.O. Box 1260

    Dos Palmas Scenic Area, with its hundreds of swaying fan palms, offers sanctuary in the midst of the dry Colorado Desert... read more

    Pine Creek Wilderness

    Gently sloping from about 2,000 feet elevation in the south to 4,000 feet in the north, Pine Creek and its numerous tributaries drain this Wilderness in a north-south direction... read more

    Desert Lily Sanctuary

    Flower viewing and sightseeing... read more

    Palen / McCoy Wilderness

    690 Garnet Ave
    P.O. Box 1260

    The Palen / McCoy Wilderness provides food and cover for deer, coyote, bobcat, gray fox and mountain lion. Four-wheel drive access only... read more

    Bighorn Mountain Wilderness

    The United States Congress designated the Bighorn Mountain Wilderness Area as part of the California Desert Protection Act of 1994 and it now has a total of 38,485 acres... read more

    Big Morongo Canyon Scenic Area

    690 Garnet Ave
    P.O. Box 1260

    Nestled among the Little San Bernardino Mountains, the desert oasis at Big Morongo Canyon is one of the 10 largest cottonwood and willow riparian habitats in California... read more

    Big Maria Mountains Wilderness

    690 Garnet Ave
    P.O. Box 1260

    Big Maria Mountains Wilderness varies from gently sloping bajadas to numerous rough, craggy peaks disjointed by steep canyons. Four-wheel-drive vehicle is recommended... read more

    Orocopia Mountains Wilderness

    690 Garnet Ave
    P.O. Box 1260

    Forces of nature have produced a striking landscape in the Orocopia Mountains Wilderness... read more

    Hauser Wilderness

    The United States Congress designated the Hauser Wilderness Area in 1984 and it now has a total of 7,547 acres... read more

    Santa Rosa Wilderness

    The United States Congress designated the Santa Rosa Wilderness Area in 1984 and it now has a total of 78,127 acres... read more

    Coachella Valley Scenic Area

    690 Garnet Ave
    P.O. Box 1260

    Home to several species of rare wildlife... read more

    San Mateo Canyon Wilderness

    Spring is a wonderful time to visit this lightly used Southern California wilderness that is covered with chaparral and coastal sage... read more
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