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Desert Regions

Palm Springs

A desert resort situated in the Coachella Valley located in the Riverside County, with great charm, stroll from the Motel and wander through the downtown village on Palm Canyon Drive and explore the various shops, bars, and restaurants. Its home to over 130 hotels and resorts.

Palm Springs

Palm Springs

Palm Springs

Palm Springs

Palm Springs

Palm Springs

Leave the motel and travel 23 miles, take Route 111 for 3 miles then turn left onto Interstate 10 for 20 miles into Indio the road trip takes in the scenic bypass views on highway 111 through the desert with Palm Trees and mountain ranges look out for the wildlife spot the wild horses, antelopes and moose. Once on the Interstate 10 the scenery remains the same but is spoilt by hundreds of power windmills

Indio

Located in the Colorado Desert Region an agricultural area growing cotton, grapes, citrus dates and onions plus being a small resort set in the picturesque Coachella Valley with distant foothills having spectacular panoramas. Take a stroll around the resort and discover the attractions.

Indio

Indio

Indio

Indio

Indio

Indio

Resume the road trip onto the Joshua Tree National Park for 33 miles. Turn right on Route 111 north for 1 mile and merge with Interstate 10 east for 24 mile, exit 168 traveling 8 miles into the park, drive through and view the rugged mountains of twisted rocks and granite monoliths recording Mother Nature beauty at its best.

The Joshua Tree National Park

An immense 800,000 acres shaped by strong winds and climate extremes with the stream beds dry and water holes are few, looking defeated and dead. The park is set in 2 deserts one low the other high, Colorado Desert in the low, set inside the Eastern half of the park and dominated by the abundance of Croesote Bush. The high desert being the Mojave, set in the Western half, much cooler and wetter and a special habitat of the undisciplined Joshua trees, keep a eye out for the dashing lizards and the tiny flower buds.

Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree

Continue road trip into Yucca valley travel 11 miles northwest following the local signs, whilst driving through the desert inhabited by Joshua trees with power windmills in the foreground.

The Yucca Valley

Situated in the San Bernardino County located in the Mojave Desert and boardered in the west by the San Bernardino Mountains, and in the south by the Joshua Tree National Park, and worth a visit.

Yucca Valley

Yucca Valley

Yukka Valley

Yukka Valley

Yukka Valley

Yukka Valley

Continue towards Big Bear Lake, turn right on Route 62 east for 2 miles, turn left on Route 247 for 45 miles then turn right on Route south for 17 miles into town.

Big Bear Lake is situated in San Bernardino County located on the south shore of the lake and surrounded by San Bernardino Forest. This being a 12 mouth resort with the recreational lake holding abundant types of fish, including trout, bass and catfish, plus the Snow Summit and Bear Mountain for winter sports attracting many visitors.  Park and enjoy the Lake views and snow capped mountains in the distance and then stroll into the village. A great little place to discover, the various specialist shops, eateries, bars and the picturesque hotels. Explore the English theme resort called Robinhood resort opposite the village entrance having many attractions take a ride in the carriage find the statue and wishing well. Visit the Nottingham Tavern plus the Sherwood and Robinhood Inn.

Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake

Resume road trip travel onto San Bernardino travel 42 miles, turn right on Route 18 for 17 miles then onto Route 330 south for 15 miles and merge with Route 210 west for 6 miles. Exit 75b and merge with Route 259 south and cover the last 4 miles, exit left on Interstate 215 south, exit 44 into San Bernardino. Book into the Days Inn for 1 night once settled explore the area.

San Bernardino situated in Riverside on the floor of San Bernardino Valley, being a large modern town having a mix of old and new. Take a drive around pull over to the many places of interest visit the 1918 restored San Fe Depot in the historic district. Travel on the Mother Road, Route 66 within the city limits; discover the attractions and legions of America.

San Bernardino

San Bernardino

San Bernardino

San Bernardino

San Bernardino

San Bernardino

Book out of the motel and continue the road trip for 28 miles, take the route 46 east 7 miles onto Route 99 south 17 miles continue on route 204 into Bakersfield.