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Joshua Tree National Park Van Tour
"Take a trip to the unique and pristine desert wonderland of this local national park. In the comfort of a 15-passenger van or enclosed SUV guests will see firsthand the contrast between the Colorado and Mojave Deserts while enjoying a running narration f unique vegetation mining history and wild west stories make this tour a must-see for the Palm Springs visitor. The tour includes stops at the Park Visitor Center for souvenirs Hidden Valley and Keys View for optional nature walks. Tour price includes water snacks entry fee to the park and pickup and drop-off from Palm Desert or select local resorts."""
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Earthquake Canyon Express Downhill Bike Adventure
"The Earthquake Canyon Express – Riders are treated to a geologic extravaganza on this 20 mile tour that descends through the heart of the San Andreas Fault zone on a paved road to the heart of grape country near Mecca. There are no cross roads no turns and very little traffic which makes this a relaxing sightseeing adventure. Riders will see the stark beauty of the desert as they descend a total of 1200 feet over the route.The course takes riders from the transition zone between the Colorado an winds its way through the narrow canyon walls of Box Canyon and finishes with spectacular views of the Salton Sea Mt. San Jacinto the All-American Canal and the agriculture of the eastern Coachella Valley. The tour finishes with a visit to the Oasis Date Gardens for a date shake and restroom break."
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Wildlands Preserve Nature Tour
"This tour starts with an 8am or 1pm departure time from Palm Desert. Along the way you will visit the Coachella Valley Preserve the Morongo Preserve and the Whitewater Preserve. Because of the concentration of water each locale offers a unique contrast to surrounding desert environs. Lush plant life wildlife water and fascinating geology are all part of this tour.Your expert guide will talk about the windmills the San Andreas Fault Indian Culture and whatever else strikes your interest. Wear comfy walking shoes as short
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Ryan Mountain Trail

The Ryan Mountain trail is a 3 miles roundtrip leading to probably the best views in the park. The trail begins at Ryan Mountain parking area and climbs steadily. With a 1000-foot elevation gain over only 1.5 miles it will make you sweat a bit but it's over so quickly that you won't get tired. On the other hand, now that I think about it, when we climbed it the weather was cold, a bit rainy even. If you are doing this hike in the summer than that's another story. I guess I would rate it as a moderate hike. The trail is well maintained and easy to follow. Along the way, except for the valley floor view, you'll be hiking among boulders and small Joshua trees. At the top you'll get an outstanding 360 degrees view from this 5,470-foot peak. You can see Queen Valley, Wonderland of Rocks, Lost Horse Valley, Pleasant Valley and some far-off mountains.

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Andraf
May 05, 2005

hike to the park's highest point

The 3 mile (4.8 km) hike up Ryan Mountain's desert landscape is a grueling ascent. The dry desert heat pounds down upon you as you reach for your water bottle, hoping the end of the trail will soon be in sight. The summit of the mountain is at 5,461 feet (1,664m). Although this may not seem so high in comparison to other mountains, the difficulty in the hike lies in the steep climb up, near-vertical at times. From the top there are magnificent views of the vast desert landscape. With clear air, you can see as far as the horizon.

arasnosliw
Jan 15, 2005

Ryan Mountain

The 3 mile round trip hike up Ryan Mountain is a real kicker, especially for someone who lives in New York City. It is not that it's a steep, difficult climb, it just lasts longer than you think it will. You climb up a bit thinking you are near the top, coming around a turn, only to realize that there is so much more left to go. But when you finally reach the summit the view that you have makes you forget about all the sweat and sore feet.

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Aug 26, 2002
 
 
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Things to Do Near Ryan Mountain

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Barker Dam

Barker Dam itself was a bit of a letdown and was not nearly as interesting as the trail leading to it. Barker Dam began as a catch basin to store water for the ranchers in the area. It was made into a...
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Skull Rock

This rock vaguely resembles a human skull. it's right off the main road in the jumbo rocks area. it was created from wind and rain erosion. There is a short 1.7 mile trail that originates from here,...
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