Southern California Deserts

Our deserts are some of the driest around but they are also some of the most beautiful. While many just consider it “The Desert”, it is broken into at least three distinct sections.

Mojave Desert

Desert flowers growing in granodiorite or tonalite in Joshua Tree National Park.
Desert flowers growing in granodiorite or tonalite in Joshua Tree National Park.
Central Joshua Tree National Park
Central Joshua Tree National Park
Kelso Sand Dunes in the Mojave National Preserve

Basin and Range Desert

Colorado Desert

Blooming ocotillo along Hwy 98 in the Yuha Desert.
Blooming ocotillo along Hwy 98 in the Yuha Desert.
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