Sep
16
7:15 pm19:15

Monument Night Adventure

  • Art Smith Trailhead

Discover the desert after dark! We will take a short walk along the Art Smith Trail looking for the nocturnal creatures that inhabit our desert. This is a family event. Minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Bring water and wear closed-toed shoes.

RSVP here.

Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow time for registration and signing waiver forms. For more information, call 760-862-9984. Donations are appreciated and encouraged.

Oct
28
7:00 pm19:00

Star Party at the Monument

  • Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center

The Astronomical Society of the Desert will conduct “sky tours” and direct observations of the night sky through telescopes and giant binoculars. Hosted by the Astronomical Society of the Desert. For more details or information visit their website at www.astrorx.org This is a family event. Minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian.  For more information call 760-862-9984.  RSVP here.

 

 

Nov
25
5:00 pm17:00

Star Party at the Monument

  • Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center

The Astronomical Society of the Desert will conduct “sky tours” and direct observations of the night sky through telescopes and giant binoculars. Hosted by the Astronomical Society of the Desert. For more details or information visit their website at www.astrorx.org This is a family event. Minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian.  For more information call 760-862-9984.  RSVP here.

 

Dec
23
5:00 pm17:00

Star Party at the Monument

  • Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center

The Astronomical Society of the Desert will conduct “sky tours” and direct observations of the night sky through telescopes and giant binoculars. Hosted by the Astronomical Society of the Desert. For more details or information visit their website at www.astrorx.org This is a family event. Minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian.  For more information call 760-862-9984.  RSVP here.


Jul
22
8:00 pm20:00

Monument Night Adventure

  • Art Smith Trail Parking Lot, Highway 74

Discover the desert after dark! We will take a short walk along the Art Smith Trail looking for the nocturnal creatures that inhabit our desert. This is a family event. Minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Bring water and wear closed-toed shoes.

RSVP here.

Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow time for registration and signing waiver forms. For more information, call 760-862-9984. Donations are appreciated and encouraged.

 

Jul
18
6:00 pm18:00

Dune Discovery

  • Whitewater Road and Hwy 111

FREE!  Get ready to make tracks at this action-packed evening exploring sand dunes!  Seek out signs of animals that thrive in this special desert environment.  Wear closed toe shoes and bring drinking water and a flashlight.  Please RSVP to confirm directions and request a map of the location. Call 760-862-9984 or 760-641-8832. Meet on Whitewater Road at Hwy 111, located 2 1/2 miles past Overture Drive, west of Palm Springs.

View Event Flyer.

Jul
11
7:30 pm19:30

Scorpion Hunt

  • Snow Creek Road

FREE! A new desert comes to life at sundown!  Join a nocturnal adventure in search of these mysterious creatures.  Learn about scorpions and use an ultraviolet light to find them.  Wear closed toe shoes and bring drinking water and a flashlight.  Please RSVP to confirm directions and request a map of location.  Call 760-862-9984 or 760-641-8832. Approximately 10 miles west of Palm Springs, meet on Snow Creek Road, 1/8 mile south of Highway 111.  Near the Highway 11 & I-10 interchange.

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Jul
6
1:00 pm13:00

Roadrunner, Mascot of the Desert

  • Cabazon Community Library

This "Cuckoo" will steal your heart!

Meet “Tracker” from the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument. Get to know the desert’s zaniest bird with a slide show, games and a craft to take home! 

Call 951-849-8234 for more information.
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May
20
7:45 pm19:45

Monument Night Adventure

  • Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center

Discover the desert after dark! We will take a short walk along the Randall Henderson Trail, looking for the nocturnal creatures that inhabit our desert. The Astronomical Society of the Desert will have telescopes set up at the Visitor Center to observe stars, planets, and other features of the night sky! This is a family event. Minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Bring water and wear closed-toed shoes.

Reservations Required: Call 760-862-9984

Apr
29
7:45 am07:45

Saturday Morning Hike

  • Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center

Take a guided hike through the Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument! See excellent views of the Coachella Valley, and unique desert plants and animals, including a chance at bighorn sheep and desert tortoises. We will hike either the Randall Henderson or Art Smith Trail, depending on the group, ranging from 2-4 miles long and 300-800 feet in elevation. Bring 2 liters of water and closed-toed shoes.

Apr
27
7:45 am07:45

Thursday Morning Hike

  • Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center

Take a guided hike through the Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument! See excellent views of the Coachella Valley, and unique desert plants and animals, including a chance at bighorn sheep and desert tortoises. We will hike either the Randall Henderson or Art Smith Trail, depending on the group, ranging from 2-4 miles long and 300-800 feet in elevation. Bring 2 liters of water and closed-toed shoes.

Apr
24
9:45 am09:45

Monday Morning Walk

  • Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center

This short, easy walk on the paved Ed Hastey Trail is a great introduction to the desert, suitable for people of all ages and abilities. Enjoy a guided tour, learning about native desert plants and animals. Minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian. 1 liter of water per person. Hat and sunscreen recommended.

Apr
22
7:45 am07:45

Saturday Morning Hike

  • Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center

Take a guided hike through the Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument! See excellent views of the Coachella Valley, and unique desert plants and animals, including a chance at bighorn sheep and desert tortoises. We will hike either the Randall Henderson or Art Smith Trail, depending on the group, ranging from 2-4 miles long and 300-800 feet in elevation. Bring 2 liters of water and closed-toed shoes.

Apr
21
6:45 am06:45

Earth Day Bird-a-thon Bus Tour

  • McDonald's Parking Lot

Whether you are a beginner or a serious birder, enjoy spectacular desert and mountain scenery on a guided bus tour to well-known birding and nature hotspots in and around the Coachella Valley. Water and snacks will be provided. Bring a sack lunch to enjoy at one of our stops along the way. Before the day is over, we hope to identify 100 different bird species, have lots of fun, and raise money for conservation.

Led by Kurt Leuschner, Professor of Natural Resources, College of the Desert.

Fee: $50 per person.

RSVP: 760-862-9984, required by Wednesday, April 19. Meet at 6:45AM for an on-time 7:00AM departure.

 

Apr
20
7:45 am07:45

Thursday Morning Hike

  • Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center

Take a guided hike through the Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument! See excellent views of the Coachella Valley, and unique desert plants and animals, including a chance at bighorn sheep and desert tortoises. We will hike either the Randall Henderson or Art Smith Trail, depending on the group, ranging from 2-4 miles long and 300-800 feet in elevation. Bring 2 liters of water and closed-toed shoes.

Apr
17
9:45 am09:45

Life Zones Hiking

  • Idyllwild Elementary School

Hike in the Boreal Life Zone to see the plants as discussed at the lecture. You were not required to have attended the class on 4/15/17. Optional lunch in the town of Idyllwild.

Presented by:  Sharen Metz

Reservations Required: Call 760-862-9984

Apr
17
9:45 am09:45

Monday Morning Walk

  • Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center

This short, easy walk on the paved Ed Hastey Trail is a great introduction to the desert, suitable for people of all ages and abilities. Enjoy a guided tour, learning about native desert plants and animals. Minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian. 1 liter of water per person. Hat and sunscreen recommended.

Apr
15
1:00 pm13:00

Life Zones of the Monument, Part 3

  • Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center

Lecture and review of our 5 Life Zones in the local mountains with emphasis on zones 4 and 5- Boreal and Alpine Life Zones. An associated hike takes place on Monday.

Presented by:  Sharen Metz

Seating is limited.

 Reservations Required: Call 760-862-9984 to reserve a spot

Apr
15
7:45 am07:45

Saturday Morning Hike

  • Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center

Take a guided hike through the Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument! See excellent views of the Coachella Valley, and unique desert plants and animals, including a chance at bighorn sheep and desert tortoises. We will hike either the Randall Henderson or Art Smith Trail, depending on the group, ranging from 2-4 miles long and 300-800 feet in elevation. Bring 2 liters of water and closed-toed shoes.

Apr
13
7:45 am07:45

Thursday Morning Hike

  • Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center

Take a guided hike through the Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument! See excellent views of the Coachella Valley, and unique desert plants and animals, including a chance at bighorn sheep and desert tortoises. We will hike either the Randall Henderson or Art Smith Trail, depending on the group, ranging from 2-4 miles long and 300-800 feet in elevation. Bring 2 liters of water and closed-toed shoes.

Apr
11
6:45 pm18:45

La Quinta Cove Full Moon Hike

  • La Quinta Cove Parking Lot

Experience a hike by moonlight! See the beauty of the shadows and wash of moonlight over our mountains. We will be looking for all types of night creatures along the trail. Bring 2 liters of water, a headlamp or flashlight, blacklights (if you have one), and wear closed-toed shoes. Sorry, dogs are not allowed on the trail.

Reservations Required: Call 760-862-9984

Apr
10
9:45 am09:45

Monday Morning Walk

  • Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center

This short, easy walk on the paved Ed Hastey Trail is a great introduction to the desert, suitable for people of all ages and abilities. Enjoy a guided tour, learning about native desert plants and animals. Minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian. 1 liter of water per person. Hat and sunscreen recommended.

 

Apr
10
7:15 am07:15

Birding Walk

  • Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center

Walk on the Ed Hastey and Randall Henderson Trails with an experienced birder to discover the year-round and migratory birds who call the Coachella Valley Desert their home. Bring your binoculars, water, hat, sunscreen and camera.

Reservations Required: Call 760-862-9984.

Apr
9
1:00 pm13:00

Monument Young Explorers

  • Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center

Hey Big Kids! How does a compass work? How does a map tell you where you are? Maps and compasses are one of your 10 Essentials to have when hiking in the desert. Let's explore and have fun learning how to navigate outdoors! For children ages 8 and above.

Seating is limited.

 Reservations Required: Call 760-862-9984 to reserve a spot.

Apr
9
1:00 pm13:00

Monument Story Time

  • Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center

Join us in our Kid’s Corner at the Visitor Center to hear a story about the creatures that live in our desert. After the reading, we will have an arts and crafts activity related to the story, or take a nature walk on the Ed Hastey Garden Trail. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For children ages 5 to 7.

Seating is limited.

 Reservations Required: Call 760-862-9984 to reserve a spot.

Apr
8
9:00 am09:00

Desert Mountains Art Faire

  • Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center

Join us at our monthly Desert Mountains Art Faire! Mediums may include photography, paintings, ceramics, hand painted silks, and more. Support local artists and find beautiful and unique gifts and desert mementos, all while enjoying the natural beauty of our desert mountains!

Apr
8
7:45 am07:45

Saturday Morning Hike

  • Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center

Take a guided hike through the Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument! See excellent views of the Coachella Valley, and unique desert plants and animals, including a chance at bighorn sheep and desert tortoises. We will hike either the Randall Henderson or Art Smith Trail, depending on the group, ranging from 2-4 miles long and 300-800 feet in elevation. Bring 2 liters of water and closed-toed shoes.

Apr
6
7:45 am07:45

Thursday Morning Hike

  • Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center

Take a guided hike through the Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument! See excellent views of the Coachella Valley, and unique desert plants and animals, including a chance at bighorn sheep and desert tortoises. We will hike either the Randall Henderson or Art Smith Trail, depending on the group, ranging from 2-4 miles long and 300-800 feet in elevation. Bring 2 liters of water and closed-toed shoes.

Apr
3
9:45 am09:45

Monday Morning Walk

  • Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center

This short, easy walk on the paved Ed Hastey Trail is a great introduction to the desert, suitable for people of all ages and abilities. Enjoy a guided tour, learning about native desert plants and animals. Minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian. 1 liter of water per person. Hat and sunscreen recommended.

Apr
1
7:45 pm19:45

Monument Night Adventure

  • Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center

Discover the desert after dark! We will take a short walk along the Randall Henderson Trail, looking for the nocturnal creatures that inhabit our desert. The Astronomical Society of the Desert will have telescopes set up at the Visitor Center to observe stars, planets, and other features of the night sky! This is a family event. Minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Bring water and wear closed-toed shoes.

Reservations Required: Call 760-862-9984

 

Apr
1
8:45 am08:45

Saturday Morning Hike

  • Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center

Take a guided hike through the Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument! See excellent views of the Coachella Valley, and unique desert plants and animals, including a chance at bighorn sheep and desert tortoises. We will hike either the Randall Henderson or Art Smith Trail, depending on the group, ranging from 2-4 miles long and 300-800 feet in elevation. Bring 2 liters of water and closed-toed shoes.
 

Mar
30
8:45 am08:45

Thursday Morning Hike

  • Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center

Take a guided hike through the Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument! See excellent views of the Coachella Valley, and unique desert plants and animals, including a chance at bighorn sheep and desert tortoises. We will hike either the Randall Henderson or Art Smith Trail, depending on the group, ranging from 2-4 miles long and 300-800 feet in elevation. Bring 2 liters of water and closed-toed shoes.

 

Mar
27
9:45 am09:45

Monday Morning Walk

  • Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center

This short, easy walk on the paved Ed Hastey Trail is a great introduction to the desert, suitable for people of all ages and abilities. Enjoy a guided tour, learning about native desert plants and animals. Minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian. 1 liter of water per person. Hat and sunscreen recommended.