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.