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About The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

A zoo and botanic garden combination dedicated to the deserts of the world. The programs provide environmental education, native wildlife rehabilitation, plant propagation, and habitat restoration, and captive breeding of African and Sonoran Desert species, including the iconic desert bighorn sheep.

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Palm Springs Air Museum

Palm Springs Air Museum

19.05km from The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

Contains one of the world's largest collections of flying World War II warplanes. The Museum's mission is to exhibit, educate and eternalize the role of the World War II combat aircraft and the role the pilots and American citizens had in the war. In addition to flying aircraft, related artifacts, artwork, and library sources are exhibited here.

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

26.89km from The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

The largest rotating aerial tramway in the world. The tramway spans along the breathtaking cliffs of Chino Canyon, transporting riders from the desert floor to the pristine wilderness of the Mt. San Jacinto State Park. Tram cars rotate slowly during the journey, offering picturesque and spectacular vistas of the rock formations and the valley floor below. Once you reach the Mountain Station—you can enjoy restaurants, observation decks, natural history museum, two documentary theaters, gift shop

Mount San Jacinto

Mount San Jacinto

30.92km from The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

The highest peak of the San Jacinto Mountains, and of Riverside County. It is one of the most topographically prominent peaks in the United States. Its north escarpment climbs over 10,000 feet (3,000 m) in 7 miles (11 km), one of the largest gains in elevation over such a small horizontal distance.

Mt San Jacinto State Park

Mt San Jacinto State Park

31.92km from The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

Mt. San Jacinto State Park offers over 50 miles of hiking trails located within a 14,000-acre pristine wilderness. All trails are accessed by exiting the Mountain Station of Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and descending a concrete pathway to Long Valley where you will find picnic tables, the ranger station, flush toilets, and several easy trails.

Warren Peak Trail

Warren Peak Trail

39.09km from The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

Warren Peak marks the western extension on the Little San Bernardino Mountains high country. It is also the most western +5000 foot peak in Joshua Tree National Park. This stunning hike traverses the planes in the quiet northwestern section of Joshua Tree National Park, then climbs to the rocky summit of Warren Peak. The peak has amazing views of the Santa Rosas, San Jacintos, San Bernardinos, and the Mojave Desert Ranges that surround this region like the Little San Bernardino Mountains.

High View Nature Loop Trail

High View Nature Loop Trail

41.88km from The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

The Hi-View Nature Trail is a 1.3-mile loop hike in the Black Rock area. The hike ascends 400 feet of elevation gain and reaches a high point with sweeping views of the surrounding mountains. Along the trail, you will see large Joshua trees, pinyon pine, and juniper trees. This area of the park tends to be slightly cooler and less busy than other areas of the park.

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Mostly desert in the central and eastern portions, but with a Mediterranean climate in the western portion.

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