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The High Desert of California

The region of California often referred to as the "high desert" is usually includes the Mojave Dwsert Basin and the area bounded by the San Gabriel Mountains and the Tehachapi Mountains,

About California's High Desert
The area of California typically referred to as the high desert is the Mojave Desert in the north, which includes most of San Bernardino County, the northeast portion of Los Angeles County, and the eastern part of Kern County. The largest towns in the area include Adelanto, Apple Valley, Hesperia, Lancaster, Palmdale, Phelan, Quartz Hill, and Victorville.

High Desert Towns of California

Apple Valley
California City


Twentynine Palms
Yucca Valley

Regions of California's High Desert

- Alabama Hills
- Antelope Valley
- Indian Wells Valley
- Lucerne Valley
- Morongo Basin
- Red Rock Canyon
- Searles Valley
- Victor Valley
- Yucca Valley

Counties of California's High Desert

Los Angeles County
The Los Angeles County region of the high desert includes Lancaster, Palmdale, and the Antelope Valley

San Bernardino County
The San Bernardino County region of the high desert includes the Morongo Valley, the Searles Valley, the Victor Valley, the Fort Irwin Military Reservation, the Twentynine Palms Marina Base, and the Colorado River towns of Needles and Earp.

Kern County
The Kern County region of the high desert includes the Indian Wells Valley, Edwards Air Force Base, and the communities of Boron, California City, Inyokern, Ridgecrest, and Rosamund.

Inyo County
The Inyo County region of the high desert includes Panamint Valley, Saline Valley, Lone Pine, and the southern region of the Owens Valley.

High Desert Attractions

Military Bases in the High Desert
- Fort Irwin Military Reservation
- George Air Force Base (1941-1992)
- Edwards Air Force Base
- Twentynine Palms Marine Base

Parks in the High Desert
- Joshua Tree National Park
- Red Rock Canyon State Park

High Desert in the Movies
- Bagdad Cafe (1987) Newberry Springs
- Erin Brockovich (2000) Set in Hinkley, near Barstow
- Jurassic Park (1993) Red Rock Canyon)
- Space Cowboys (2000) Set in Edwards AFB
- Stagecoach (1939) Lucerne Valley
- Trasure of the Sierra Madre (Red Rock Canyon)
- Westworld (1973) Red Rock Canyon)

California High Desert Resources
- Wikipedia High Desert Article
- High Desert National Recreational Trail
- High Desert News
- High Desert Insider
- Victorville Daily Press
- High Desert Mavericks Baeeball Team (MLB)
- High Desert State Prison (Indian Springs)
- High Desert Church (Victorville)
- High Desert California Writer's Club
- High Desert Runners (Lancaster)

See also
Deserts of California
Other Attractions in California
California Travel Guide

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