• California Desert Monuments

    EXPLORE YOUR CALIFORNIA DESERT NATIONAL MONUMENTS

    ExploreMojave Trails, Sand to Snow, and Castle Mountains National Monuments are three more bright stars on the map for each of these unique and breathtaking lands we love, and places we play.

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Mojave Trails, Sand to Snow, and Castle Mountains National Monuments preserve some of the most unique and intact desert landscape left in the world so that generations can explore, experience, and enjoy it as it is today.

YOUR 3 Monuments include the longest undeveloped stretch of Historic Route 66, a rich tapestry of Native American cultural heritage, and the largest land gift to the American people in history. They connect the landscape, and connect us with its many stories.

Designated on February 12, 2016 – thanks to wide-ranging support – YOUR 3 Monuments are bright stars on the map for these lands we love, and place we play here in the rugged and beautiful California Desert. Sand to Snow and Mojave Trails are also hallmark additions to the National Conservation Lands – America’s newest collection of protected public lands and waterways.

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MOJAVE TRAILS

Mojave Trails boasts stunning springs of underground water – like diamonds in the rough – teeming with life, and shifting sand dunes that make havens for kit foxes and hum like a choir in the wind.

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SAND TO SNOW

The Sand to Snow National Monument is one of the most critical wildlife corridors in Southern California.

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CASTLE MOUNTAINS

The Castle Mountains encompass native desert grasslands and wildlife habitat for Golden Eagles.

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THINGS TO DO

MAR. 18: Monumental Anniversary – Pop-up Photo Exhibition

POP-UP PHOTO EXHIBITION March 18th 6PM-9PM Hosted by: Division 9 Gallery, Hispanic Access Foundation 3850 Lemon St., Riverside, CA 92501 Immerse yourself...

APR. 8: Monumental Anniversary- Mojave Trails Monumental Celebration

MOJAVE TRAILS MONUMENTAL CELEBRATION April 8 • Time TBD Amboy Crater Parking Lot and Trailhead • Amboy Hosted by: Mojave Desert...

MAR. 25: Monumental Anniversary- Sand to Snow Equestrian Day

SAND TO SNOW EQUESTRIAN DAY March 25 • 8:00am – 12:00pm Hondo Wash • 55200 Hondo Street • Yucca Valley Hosted...

MAR. 18: Monumental Anniversary- Mojave Trails WWII Patton Camp Historic Tour and Service Day

MOJAVE TRAILS WWII PATTON CAMP HISTORIC TOUR AND SERVICE DAY March 18 • Time TBD Hosted by: The California Wilderness Coalition...

MAR. 4: Monumental Anniversary- Sand to Snow Veterans Corp Public Service Day

SAND TO SNOW VETERANS CORP PUBLIC SERVICE DAY March 4 • Time TBD Hosted by: Edison International, Conservation Lands Foundation, the...

FEB. 11: Monumental Anniversary – *Evening Event Added at Taylor Junction*

MONUMENT PRESENTATION, ADVENTURE KITS, AND ART SHOW February 11 • 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm Taylor Junction • 61732 29 Palms Hwy •Joshua Tree...

NEWS FROM OUR PARTNERS

Afton Canyon Conservation Campout – Field Blog
April 15, 2017

THE MORNING OF SATURDAY, MARCH 25TH, THE CAMPGROUND IN AFTON CANYON NATURAL AREA WAS FULL OF EXCITEMENT. Staff from the Amargosa…

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Region’s Girl Scouts beginning to earn patches for new national monuments
March 30, 2017

(Courtesy of Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio) REDLANDS >> The Girl Scout organization, representing 14,000 girls in San Bernardino and Riverside…

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Veterans partner with conservation groups
March 30, 2017

The California Conservation Corps’ Veterans Conservation Corps joined the Conservation Lands Foundation, Mojave Desert Land Trust and Bureau of Land Management…

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Background

YOUR 3 Monuments were made possible by the partnership and support of thousands of people in the California Desert and beyond.

Desert communities, businesses, veterans, faith leaders, tribe, outdoor enthusiasts, artists, conservationists, and local, state, and national leaders, partnered to preserve the California Desert as one of the world’s last remaining, most intact, wide open landscapes. The support for YOUR Mojave Trails, Sand to Snow, and Castle Mountains National Monuments is MASSIVE!

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