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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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Wildflower Festival

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Louisville, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 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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162 reviews 162 reviews
31 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 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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Denver, Colorado, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Starting outon Hwy 74 from Palm Desert, this route is a circle tour promoted as the Palms to Pines highway.Poorly labeled route. We missed the turn onto Hwy 243 to go north and connect with I-10 to return to Palm Springs. Bleak,rocky terrain at lower elevations but some great views of the valley from overlooks. As you climb the steep,... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Nicely kept up, well maintained trails. The visitor center was closed 2/3 times we went there, so make your own plans & be prepared to find your trails, etc. There is a water fountain & restrooms. Trails were a lot of fun to hike.

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Lake Stevens, Washington, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We toured the Monument during the time the weather in Palm Springs was slightly cooler. It was an enjoyable day taking in all the desert views; we especially we taken with the skull rock! The contrasts between flat desert and the mounds of gigantic piles of boulders was impressive. It was quite a distance to get to the interesting views... More 

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Palm Desert, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Amazing view of canyon and the desert below. Trail exhibits on Cahuilla Indians. It is simple and a great place for meditation. Kids would probably be bored, this is for true nature lovers that don't need human bells and whistles.

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Dallas, Texas
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202 reviews 202 reviews
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129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

There are two ways to access this national monument. One is by taking the Palms to Pines Highway which is fantastic! This road is best driven in daylight, as it is full of tedious switchbacks. Keep your eyes open for wildlife! You can access the higher elevations of this national monument by taking the Aerial Tramway, which I have already... More 

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