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DESERTS
AMBOY

DESERT HOT SPRINGS

Crater. 760/326-7000. Take a day trip to this
volcanic cinder cone.

Cabot's Pueblo Museum. 760/329-7610.
67-616 Desert View Ave. See this Hopi-inspired
pueblo and Native American art.

BAKER
Mojave National Preserve. 760/252-6100. Visit
canyons, mountains, and mesas; spring wildflowers.

BARSTOW
Afton Canyon Natural Area. 760/252-6000.
Known locally as "Grand Canyon of the Mojave."
Desert Discovery Center. 760/252-6060.
831 Barstow Rd. Learn about Mojave Desert at
nonprofit promoting hands-on field education.
Rainbow Basin Natural Area/Owl Canyon
Campground. 760/252-6000. Irwin Rd. to Fossil
Bed Rd. Geological and paleontological features.

Desert Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce
& Visitors Center. 760/329-6403. Relax and
rejuvenate at our world-class resorts and mineral spas, dine at the area's best restaurants, and
explore activities and events happening nearby.
deserthotsprings.com. See ad, p. 170-171

ESSEX
Mitchell Caverns Natural Preserve. 760/928-2586.
Providence Mountains SRA. Tour rock formations
underground; stop in at visitor's center.

FORT IRWIN

Route 66 "Mother Road" Museum.
760/255-1890. 681 N. First Ave. Travel back to
the halcyon days of the "Mother Road."

Goldstone Deep Space Communications
Complex/NASA Tracking Station.
760/255-8688. 93 Goldstone Rd. World's largest
deep space communications complex.

BLYTHE

FURNACE CREEK

The Blythe Intaglios. 760/922-8166.
Off Hwy. 95 N. Ponder the gigantic ancient
sketchings in the earth.

Harmony Borax Works. 760/786-2345. Hwy. 190.
Where Death Valley's 20-mule teams got their start.

BORON

Imperial County Airport (IPL). 760/355-7944.
1101 Airport Rd.

Twenty Mule Team Museum. 760/762-5810.
26962 Twenty Mule Team Rd. Local history and
borax mining.

BORREGO SPRINGS
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.
760/767-5311. 200 Palm Canyon Dr.
Borrego Desert Nature Center.
760/767-3098. 652 Palm Canyon Dr. Get your
must-have desert books and maps.

CALIFORNIA CITY
Desert Tortoise Natural Area. 951/683-3872.
Randsburg-Mojave Rd. at 140th St. Meet some
of the earth's oldest inhabitants.

CANTIL
Red Rock Canyon State Park. 661/942-0662.
Hwy. 14. Climb the colorful cliffs and badlands
of El Paso Mountains.

CATHEDRAL CITY
Cathedral City Chamber of Commerce &
Visitors Center. 760/328-1213. Located in the
Coachella Valley, Cathedral City is the essence
of the Southern California lifestyle-friendly
neighborhoods, lush country clubs, and diverse
shopping. cathedralcitycc.com. See ad, p. 170-171

CHINA LAKE
U.S. Naval Museum of Armament & Technology.
760/939-3530. Blandy & Essex Sts. Preserves
unique achievements in naval air armament.

COACHELLA
City of Coachella. Serving the residents of
this vibrant desert community, Coachella
welcomes visitors to its historical city and
friendly community. Explore the area's
recreational and annual music festival.
coachella.org. See ad, p. 170-171

DEATH VALLEY JUNCTION
Amargosa Opera House & Hotel.
760/852-4441. Hwy. 127 at Hwy. 190. Marta
Becket's performances and astounding murals
are legendary; year-round hotel.
Death Valley National Park. 760/786-2331.
Premier desert parkland.
Death Valley Scenic Byway. 760/786-3200. Hwy.
190. Appreciate this spectacular 80-mile drive.
Scotty's Castle. 760/786-2392. Death Valley
National Park. Take the house tour, then learn
mysteries of its construction.

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INDIAN WELLS
Indian Wells. Visit indianwells.com to set the
stage for your luxury vacation. Play at premier
golf and tennis facilities. Enjoy our renowned
hospitality at fine resorts, restaurants and spas.
Discover idyllic Indian Wells. See ad, p. 170-171

INDIO
Coachella Valley Museum & Cultural Center.
760/342-6651. 82-616 Miles Ave. Everything
from Native American baskets to 80,000gallon water tower.
Indio Chamber of Commerce and Visitors
Bureau. We proudly represent one of the
world's premier destinations, hosting several
major events including the famous
Coachella Music Festival. Come discover
the "City of Festivals." discoverindio.com.
See ad, p. 170-171

INYOKERN
Inyokern Airport (IYK). 760/377-5844.
1669 Airport Rd.

KEELER
Cerro Gordo Mines Ghost Town. 888/4467888. Stay the night at historic 1867 silver mine.

LA QUINTA
City of La Quinta. 760/777-7000. 78-495
Calle Tampico. Healthy & Active La Quinta!
Outdoor fun, fabulous shopping and dining,
premier hotels...Home of the Humana Challenge
and La Quinta Arts Festival! tourism@la-quinta.
org; PlayInLaQuinta.com. See ad, p. 170-171

MORONGO VALLEY
Big Morongo Canyon Preserve.
760/363-7190. 11055 East Dr. Hike through lush
canyonlands, home to desert bighorn sheep.

NEEDLES
Havasu National Wildlife Refuge. 760/326-3853.

NORTH SHORE
Salton Sea State Recreation Area. 760/393-3052.

PALM DESERT
City of Palm Desert. 760/568-1441;
800/873-2428. 73510 Fred Waring Dr.
vcenter@cityofpalmdesert.org; palm-desert.
org. See ad, p. 170-171

McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts.
760/346-6505. 73000 Fred Waring Dr. Attend
concerts and plays at Coachella Valley venue.
Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National
Monument. 760/862-9984. Five distinct life
zones: Sonoran Desert to Arctic Alpine.

PALM SPRINGS
Greater Palm Springs. Think you know Greater
Palm Springs? Think again. Rediscover its
natural beauty and recreation, world-class
events, splashing pool parties, trendy bistros,
retro and designer shops and spa escapes.
Think Oasis at visitgreaterpalmsprings.com.
See ad, p. 170-171
Moorten Botanical Garden. 760/327-6555.
1701 S. Palm Canyon Dr. Imagine a two-story
Pachypodium plus thousands of other cactus
and desert plants.
Mount San Jacinto State Park. 951/659-2607.
25905 Hwy. 243.
Palm Canyon Drive. 760/322-7799.
264 N. Palm Canyon Dr. The fashionable heart
of Palm Springs.
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. 760/325-1391;
888/515-TRAM. 1 Tram Way. World's largest
rotating tram cars. Spectacular views, two
restaurants, 54 miles of hiking trails, camping, winter activities and more. pstramway@
pstramway.com; pstramway.com. See ad, p. 173
Palm Springs Air Museum. 760/778-6262.
Named one of the world's top 14 air museums by
CNN. Large collection of WWII planes, Vietnam/
Korea aircraft; flight simulators; children's center,
exhibits, 9,000 volume library, gift shop, cafe.
palmspringsairmuseum.org. See ad, p. 172
Palm Springs Art Museum. 760/322-4800.
101 Museum Dr. Located in downtown Palm
Springs and with a new branch in Palm Desert,
this museum features innovative temporary art
exhibitions and a stunning permanent collection.
psmuseum.org. See ad, p. 173
Palm Springs Visitors Center. 800/347-7746.
2901 N. Palm Canyon Dr. Located two hours east
of Los Angeles. Perfect sunny weather, Old
Hollywood history, outdoor activities and famed
mid-century modern architecture. Order a free
Visitors Guide today at VisitPalmSprings.com.
See ad, p. 172-173
Spencer's Restaurant. 760/327-3446.
701 W. Baristo Rd. Voted Best Brunch, Lunch,
Patio, Wine List, Caterer and Chef in '11 & '12.
Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday
brunch. spencersrestaurant.com. See ad, p. 172

RANCHO MIRAGE
Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert.
760/321-0602. 71-701 Gerald Ford Dr. Have fun
while learning at 50 hands-on exhibits.
Rancho Mirage. 760/324-4511. In the heart
of the Palm Springs Valley, with the sunshine
you expect in a resort lifestyle. Outstanding
Resorts, Golf, Shopping, Dining, Attractions...
Come stay, come play, in Rancho Mirage.
RelaxRanchoMirage.com. See ad, p. 170-171

RIDGECREST
Fossil Falls. 800/847-4830. Hwy. 395 N.
Dry riverbed with obsidian glass and natural
formations.
Maturango Museum. 760/375-6900.
100 E. Las Flores Ave. History and geology
of Mojave Desert.
Trona Pinnacles. 800/847-4830. Otherworldly
geology featured in Star Trek; access via
unpaved road.


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