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Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center

51500 Highway 74, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-7335
+1 760-862-9984
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51500 Highway 74, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-7335
+1 760-862-9984
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Reviewed August 30, 2017

We enjoyed the tram; however, the fine dining is definitely not fine nor would I ever eat there again. When I bring my family back this winter, we will bring a lunch and wine with us. There are lockers on the lower floor where you...More

Thank N B
Reviewed July 29, 2017

We went to the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountain National Monument Visitor Center. We watched the movie before driving up Palm to Pines HIghway to see the monument area. Park Rangers were helpful. There is a gift store area.

1  Thank mini
Reviewed May 25, 2017

Driving up a mountain with all the twists and turns, makes me extremely nervous! The first time I took Highway 74 up to Vista Point, I didn't know about all the turns, bicycle riders, etc so it was an interesting experience. The view is very...More

1  Thank Kims2529
Reviewed May 21, 2017

This is located at about 1000 feet elevation, so it lies about 800 feet above the surrounding valley. The drive up is very easy - but a few hundred yards further the route goes UP and UP. It has nice outdoor seating with plenty of...More

1  Thank Larry N
Reviewed May 16, 2017

The drive to the visitor center from Palm Desert is short but beautiful. The ranger was very helpful and gave us info about the drive to the top of the mountain and a color brochure for the nature walk behind the building. Lot of nice...More

1  Thank lovelyric08
Reviewed May 1, 2017

We did a beautiful hike up to San Jacinto. Do not underestimate the cold weather up top and lots of snow this year. Enjoyed a well deserved martini back at the restaurant at the aerial tram. 11 mile return hike

Thank Aichen
Reviewed April 10, 2017

There is a wealth of great hiking available here, from a quick half hour loop just outside the victors center, to day long hikes up the Art Smith trail up to the oasis's and beyond.

Thank Dave A
Reviewed March 30, 2017

Amazing view of the mountains driving up the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains on Hwy #74. Scenic lookouts at the top of the mountains.

Thank Jan154982
Reviewed March 29, 2017

We recently enjoyed a great visit here.The center sits at the top of the hill just as you're leaving the residential area and beginning to travel Hwy 74. From that height (1000 ft) the vista of the valley below are amazing! The museum/visitor center is...More

Thank boloca
Reviewed March 29, 2017

Had a lovely hike here recently. Easy loop. Nice little shop with some gems for gifts and VERY helpful woman at desk.

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February 9, 2015|
Response from Judy N | Reviewed this property |
I don't ski so have no idea. when there it was first week of December and didn't go to the Peak. You probably need check to internet for that answer.