CABOTS PUEBLO MUSEUM
760 329 7610
Walk up our street one block towards the mountains to tour the eccentric Indian adobe home of Desert Hot Springs' early settler.
BIG MORONGO CANYON
760 363 7190 Open 7:30 to Sunset
Take Hacienda West (right), North (right) on Palm Drive, then west (left) on Pierson 2.5 miles; North to route 62, go North a few miles & turn right on East Drive.
Best hike close to Desert Hot Spring; hikes are short and easy and many are shaded.
WHITEWATER CANYON PRESERVE
760 325 7222. Beautiful new park for hiking and picnicing at the site of the old Whitewater Trout Farm along the year-round river, adjoining the Pacific Crest Trail. Take the canyon north from the rock yard off the 10 at the Whitewater exit.
JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK
760 367 5500
Take Hacienda back to Palm, go North, turn left on Pierson, then right on Indian to Route 62 North to the West or North entrance.
Or take route 10 east for 50 miles to South entrance and hike to the Palm Oasis.
1000 PALMS OASIS (Coachella Valley Preserve)
760 343 1234 or 251 4800
Our favorite spot close to the Hacienda, perfect for secluded walks. Take Hacienda east, left on Dillon about15 miles, right on 1000 Palms, and look for the entrance on your right. Closed in the summer; no pets permitted.
South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs 760 325 3400
Amazing hikes through the largest native palm oasis in Souther California. For a shorter walk along a stream take Andreas Canyon.
500 West Mesquite, Palm Springs 760 416 7044
Amazing hike along the creek close to downtown Palm Springs.
PALM SPRINGS AERIAL TRAMWAY
Highway 111 & Tramway Rd, Palm Springs 760 325 1391
A perennial Palm Springs attraction, the Tramway climbs from the desert floor to the top of Mt San Jacinto. From the summit take the trails into the pine forest and return to the excellent new restaurant.
THE LIVING DESERT
47900 Portola Avenue, Palm Desert 760 346 5694
Take 10 to Monterey South, left on 111 to Portola
Fabulous desert garden & zoo
MOORTENS CACTUS GARDENS
1701 South Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs 760 327 6555
Open 9.00am - 5.00pm daily
760 364 3126
Go North on 62 to Yucca Valley. Turn left on Old Woman Springs/ Hwy 247 North and drive 10 miles to Reche Rd,
turn right and go 2.2 miles to Belfield Blvd. Turn left for one mile to the Integratron. From the Integratron take a
right and follow the dirt road three miles straight to the Giant Rock.
A 20,000-acre Wildlands Conservancy preserve 25 miles from the Hacienda. The trailhead is open daily from dawn to dusk. Take 62 North towards Joshua Tree, watching for the sign to Pioneertown where you turn left for about 5 miles. 51,010 Pipes Canyon, Pioneertown. 760 369-7105 Dogs allowed
GILMAN RANCH & MUSEUM
1937 Gilman, Banning 951 922 9200
Take the10 east to Eighth St, North to Wilson to entrance at 16th Stre. astory of California, from the Homestead ranch
of James Marshall Gilman, with exhibits of the exploration and settlement of southern California and the San Gorgonio Pass
ANZA BORREGO PARK
760 767 4684
760 786 5311
MOJAVE DESERT PRESERVE
760 733 4040
Between Interstates 15 & 40