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Palm Springs


California

Joshua Tree National Park & Salton Sea

Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park is a pristine wilderness sheltering some of the most unusual, beautiful plants in California, most notably the Joshua Tree.
Once home to gold miners and bands of outlaws, this high desert expanse now attracts rock climbers, hikers, natural history buffs and photographers from all over the world. Spectacular vistas at Key's Point, a visit to the ranger station and a picnic at one of the many campground sites round out the trip.
The drive is about one hour on Hwy 62.

Salton Sea

With its 200,000,000 fish The Salton Sea is one of the major stops for birds on the Pacific Flyway from the Arctic to South America. Seasonally enjoy kayaking, fishing for Tilapia, Corvina, Sargo, and Gulf Croaker, and jet boat racing.
The drive is one hour via Hwy 10 to Indio and connecting to Highway 111.

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