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Santa Rosa Mountains / San Jacinto National Monument

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Address: , Palm Springs, CA
Phone Number: 760 862 9984
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beautiful scenery

This area has such breathtaking views and clean breathable air .Totally enjoyed the scenery and is a must see when in Palm springs.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This area has such breathtaking views and clean breathable air .Totally enjoyed the scenery and is a must see when in Palm springs.

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Calgary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We decided since it rained, it would be a great time for a quick walk in the desert. The staff at the visitor centre were excellent and let us know what to watch for. Art smith trail would be great in winter weather.

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Largo, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Took a ride to San Diego and ventured back before sundown through the mountains. So beautiful..will take your breath away. Try to stop at the scenic stops as often as possible every turn is breathtaking

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Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The day I visited the Visitors Center was closed. It's open Thursday-Monday. Even though it was closed the bathrooms were open and you could still walk the trails around the area. Plants were well marked. The drive is very pretty and gives a great view of the valley.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Gorgeous views, nice temperature change (68 degrees versus 97!), lots to see. Go to Idyllwild (town) off Route 74. Great mountain spot.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The annual Wildflower Festival is held the first Saturday in March. An outdoor celebration of natures display of desert flowers. Guided walks, arts, crafts, kids zone, beer and wine garden, live music and even Smokey the Bear !!! A fun event for the entire family.

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Yuma, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We belong to FODM and help with hikes and trail maintenance. The trails need to be worked on after rains. This is where the Volunteers can spend a great amount of time improving the trails for everyone to enjoy!

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Grand Haven, MI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We took the trip north through the mountains from the south end and thoroughly enjoyed the entire trip. It is filled with great views and lots of turnoffs to enjoy and explore. We stopped up in Idylwild for a burger and continued north down the slope. Our only disappointment was that the peak was in clouds...can't blame the weather for... More 

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State College, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

When you leave the valley to travel here, it is a different world. Hike in pines and snow. Good food in Idyllwild.

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Richlandwa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Stopped off at the visitor's center to get a look around at these fabulous mountains, high desert vegetation, and grab some postcards. quick stop, worth ~ 30 min

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