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With a rugged and dramatic landscape, the deserts of Southern California - the Mojave, Colorado and Great Basin - are a breathtaking land of freedom and adventure. Explore Death Valley National Park, with its breathtaking canyons, extinct volcanic craters, and velvety sand dunes, or Mojave National Preserve with unique plants and wildlife. Enjoy hot air ballooning over Joshua Tree, or see hundreds of birds at the Salton Sea. Marvel at radiant sunsets and wildflowers in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and ride the Palm Springs Aerial Tram, climbing 6,000 feet from the Sonoran Desert up into the San Jacinto Mountains.
Our Guide to Deserts