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Sand to Snow National Monument - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Millard Canyon Rd, California, USA

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About Sand to Snow National Monument

The 154,000-acre monument extends from Bureau of Land Management lands on the Sonoran desert floor up to over 10,000 feet in the San Gorgonio Wilderness on the San Bernardino National Forest.It protects diverse montane and desert habitats of the San Bernardino Mountains, southern Mojave Desert, and northwestern Colorado Desert.


Attractions Near Sand to Snow National Monument

San Gorgonio Mountain
San Gorgonio Mountain7.59km from Sand to Snow National Monument

This is the highest peak in Southern California which was in the San Bernardino Mountains. It is one of the most topographically prominent peaks in the United States. The mountain has a pyramid shape, with a steep north face and a slightly shallower south face.

Anderson Peak
Anderson Peak14.17km from Sand to Snow National Monument

Anderson Peak is a mountain on the Mount San Gorgonio crestline in Southern California's San Gorgonio Wilderness, which is part of the San Bernardino National Forest. It is 3.2 miles from Jepson Peak. Although not above the tree line, snow tends to cover the crest from the northern hemisphere early winter until late spring.

Los Rios Rancho
Los Rios Rancho15.35km from Sand to Snow National Monument

Los Rios Rancho is Southern California's largest Apple Farm in operation since 1906.It shares the property with the Oak Glen Preserve in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains. They specialize in historic entertainment and traditional farming using our agricultural heritage as a backdrop for our many public events and living history field trips.

Oak Glen Preserve
Oak Glen Preserve15.5km from Sand to Snow National Monument

Oak Glen Preserve is one of 22 nature preserves owned and stewarded by The Wildlands Conservancy. The preserve is open to the public for passive recreation, including hiking, wildlife viewing, and picnicking.The garden contains a set of themed venues which are continually added. Within the 220 acres are oak woodlands, conifer forests, chaparral grasslands, redwood and sequoia trees, and two streams.

San Gorgonio Wilderness
San Gorgonio Wilderness15.72km from Sand to Snow National Monument

The San Gorgonio Wilderness is a unique sub-alpine landscape surrounded by desert to the east. The wilderness is part of the eastern slope of the San Bernardino Mountains, with topography rapidly changing from low, rolling foothills and canyons to steep, rugged mountains. Because of this elevation gradient, the wilderness reflects a transition between desert, coastal and mountain environments, including the different types of vegetation representative of each elevation.

Bear Mountain Ski Resort
Bear Mountain Ski Resort21.81km from Sand to Snow National Monument

The San Bernardino Mountain ski resorts are northeast of Los Angeles and only a two hour drive from the beach. Bear Mountain is the most popular of the resorts for boarders while Snow Summit attracts more skiers. Since establishing the first freestyle park in the early 1990s, Bear Mountain has continued to be a leading innovator in freestyle ski and snowboarding, along with terrain park building.

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