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Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center

51500 Highway 74, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-7335
+1 760-862-9984
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51500 Highway 74, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-7335
+1 760-862-9984
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Reviewed yesterday

Helpful volunteers inside. Some trail books, water and other things for sale. When you first enter, lots of pamphlets, brochures, etc. available. Ample parking. Many of the adjacent plants/trees have name tags and some other info given. Shorter Randall Henderson trail is on the Center...More

Thank chitownsam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The visitor center just debuted a new program in December that allows people to hike near the center on the ADA path and use their smart phone to play a game and interact with nature. The hike is suitable for all ages and the game...More

Thank Dana S
Reviewed 8 November 2017

I hiked the Randall Henderson Trail today for the first time. It was mostly easy with some moderate climbs. I took me 45 minutes to complete the Canyon Loop. There are shorter trails if you prefer. Spectacular views of the Valley. A good location for...More

2  Thank imdrbob
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Stop off at the visitor centre before you drive over the scenic windy road over the mountains. The views are fab.

Thank Barry and Nicol... G
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We enjoyed the tram; however, the fine dining is definitely not fine nor would I ever eat there again. When I bring my family back this winter, we will bring a lunch and wine with us. There are lockers on the lower floor where you...More

Thank N B
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We went to the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountain National Monument Visitor Center. We watched the movie before driving up Palm to Pines HIghway to see the monument area. Park Rangers were helpful. There is a gift store area.

1  Thank mini
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Driving up a mountain with all the twists and turns, makes me extremely nervous! The first time I took Highway 74 up to Vista Point, I didn't know about all the turns, bicycle riders, etc so it was an interesting experience. The view is very...More

2  Thank Kims2529
Reviewed 22 May 2017

This is located at about 1000 feet elevation, so it lies about 800 feet above the surrounding valley. The drive up is very easy - but a few hundred yards further the route goes UP and UP. It has nice outdoor seating with plenty of...More

1  Thank Larry N
Reviewed 16 May 2017

The drive to the visitor center from Palm Desert is short but beautiful. The ranger was very helpful and gave us info about the drive to the top of the mountain and a color brochure for the nature walk behind the building. Lot of nice...More

1  Thank lovelyric08
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We did a beautiful hike up to San Jacinto. Do not underestimate the cold weather up top and lots of snow this year. Enjoyed a well deserved martini back at the restaurant at the aerial tram. 11 mile return hike

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10 February 2015|
Response from Judy N | Reviewed this property |
I don't ski so have no idea. when there it was first week of December and didn't go to the Peak. You probably need check to internet for that answer.