The Low Desert of California

The low desert of California is a common name for the Colorado Desert and Sonora Desert area. It includes the Coachella Valley communities of Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Borrego Springs, Indian Wells, Cathedral City, and Indio. It also includes part of Joshua Tree National Park.

Low Desert Towns of California

Bermuda Dunes
Borrego Springs

Cathedral City
Desert Hot Springs
El Centro
Indian Wells

Palm Desert
Palm Springs
Palo Verde
Rancho Mirage

Low Desert Regions of California

Coachella Valley
Includes Bermuda Dunes, Borrego Springs, Cathedral City, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, Indio, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, and Rancho Mirage.

Imperial Valley
Includes Brawley, Calexico, and El Centro

Lower Colorado River
Includes Blythe, Palo Verde, and Winterhaven.

Low Desert National Parks
- Joshua Tree National Park (northern region is low desert)
- Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument

Low Desert State Parks
- Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Salton Sea State Recreation Area

Other Low Desert Attractions
- Big Morongo Canyon Preserve
- Indio Hills Palms Park
- Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Low Desert Refuges
- Cibola National Wildlife Refuge
- Coachella Valley National Wildlife Refuge
- Havasu National Wildlife Refuge
- Imperial National Wildlife Refuge
- Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge

Low Desert Wilderness Areas
- Fish Creek Mountains Wilderness
- Indian Pass Wilderness
- Little Picacho Wilderness
- Santa Rosa Wilderness
- Sawtooth Mountains Wilderness
- Whipple Mountains Wilderness

Low Deserts of California
- Parts of the Colorado Desert
- California Section of the Sonoran Desert
- Yuha Desert (Imperial Valley section of the Sonoran Desert)

Low Desert Resources
- Wikipedia Low Desert Article
- Deciduous Fruit and Nuts for the Low Desert
- Low Desert Roadrunners Walking Club

See also
More About the Deserts of California
OtherAttractions in California
California Travel Guide

California Wall Calendars

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