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Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center

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The Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains rise from the desert floor, reaching an elevation of 10,834 feet at the summit of Mount San Jacinto. Providing a picturesque backdrop to local communities, the National Monument contributes to the Coachella...more
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51500 Highway 74, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-7335
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway up the mountain. We did some hiking up there and it was great! The weather was wonderful and there was some spectacular views along the hiking trails. We had a great time. Would love to bring the family...More

Thank Azgirl18_11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hiked this area. Tougher then we thought. A little scarry at times when we had to cross small creeks.

Thank NancyS2887
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Take the tram into the mountains and escape the heat. The views are amazing and wild life is everywhere. You will probably see bighorn sheep.

Thank hoffr02
Reviewed 23 May 2018

this was hot but beautiful hike. The trails are not marked well.. we didn't know which trail we were on, you are not going to get lost.. just wanted to hike the bump and grind trail and ended up on a different one.. not sure...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

While the Visitor's Center is small, the woman behind the desk was extremely helpful. We spent 10 minutes or so talking with her and gained some insight into what to see on the way up and then down. He main point for us was to...More

Thank SalfromIL
Reviewed 14 April 2018

The best way to learn that the desert is home to more than just rocks and sand is to stop in and check out the Visitor Center. There are lesser displays with descriptions at the tram station entrance to the park, too.

Thank JohnInItaly
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

We have taken the wildflower and morning bird tours. They were so interesting we decided to join the Friends of the Desert to help maintain this wilderness gem. The volunteers are fun, enthusiastic and a wealth of information. If you miss this you miss the...More

Thank stanthemck
Reviewed 17 February 2018

With clouds encircling, or on a crystal clear day, you will have a beautiful sight to see. They provide the natural protection for this amazing valley, with great aesthetics.

Thank katyscat
Reviewed 8 February 2018

The Visitor's Center has staff to answer any questions, maps and clean restrooms. These a very nice short nature trail right outside with beautiful views.

Thank Saluga
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Went for the Tram ride which turns as it's moving up the mountains. Amazing views, nice restaurant and whatever you'd prefer to drink. Nice excursion.

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8 May 2018|
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Response from JoJo0825 | Reviewed this property |
I recommend the Palm Springs Aerial Tram. You will have a nice gift shop, restaurant and look out capabilities even for you on crutches when you reach the top. You will need someone with you on the tram to stabalize you... More
10 February 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.