Coachella Valley Preserve
Oasis in the Desert
Address: Thousand Palms Canyon Road Thousand Palms Palm Springs 92241
Located a few miles off Palm Springs, Coachella Valley Preserve is a natural gem sprawling over 1000 acres (404 hectares). A trip to the visitor's center offers an intriguing exhibition of photographs and curated items. From there on, follow the trail to McCallum Oasis that boasts a serene pond and verdant landscape that beautifully contrasts the deserted surroundings. Further is the Moon Country that attract a numerous array of exotic flora and fauna. The preserve is the only habitat in the world for the fringe-toed lizard, as well as some rare birds, shrubs and plants; don't miss signs that identify various species. The hike is family-friendly and a conquerable feat for amateurs as well. The view point provides great vistas of Joshua Tree National Park, Little San Bernardino Mountains and the San Gorgonio Peak.
Phone: +1 760 343 2733
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