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Carrizo Canyon Opening Day Hike

  • Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center 51500 California 74 Palm Desert, CA, 92260 United States (map)

The Carrizo Canyon Ecological Preserve opens for the season on October 1st. This docent led hike provides a chance to see bighorn sheep and other desert flora and fauna, learn about the geology of the area, and have a great outdoor experience close to downtown Palm Desert. 

Location: Hike departs from the Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center on Highway 74.  Hike rating is easy to moderate, approximately 2-3 miles round trip.  Elevation gain approximately 100-500 feet. Bring snacks and 2 liters of water per person.  Wear close-toed shoes, hat and sunscreen.  Minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

For more information call 760-862-9984, check the Friends of the Desert Mountains Facebook page or go to

Later Event: October 2
Monument Young Explorers