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Looking south down the Cajon Pass
San Andreas fault,
where the North American and Pacific continental
plates meet and grind together, a mountain range was formed millions of
years ago. The single range divided and was cut at a right angle by
streams flowing toward the lower basin, the higher plate tore away
from the ridges. To the east, the
San Bernardino range, to
the west, the
San Gabriels. This breach in the mountains became the
"Cajon Pass." In Spanish, "Cajon", translates to "Box", which they felt
the pass was shaped like.
Views from the Cajon Summit
Stand on the summit and look around. (Scenic Views)
Cajon Summit Wildflowers
Wildflowers, weeds & blossoms around the Cajon Pass Summit. (Wildflowers)
Cajon Pass Wildflowers
Along the east ridge of the canyon near the San Bernardino National Forest. (Wildflowers)
Railroad through the Pass
Watch the trains to Mojave Narrows through the historic Cajon Pass
Take a ride on the aerial tour and hop on at the photo of the pass. (Aerial Photos)
Cajon Pass photo tours
Mormon RocksRest stop for Mormon travelers on the Mormon Road on the way to San Bernardino. Unusual sandstone rock formation created by San Andreas fault.
Lost LakeSag pond fed by spring emerging from the San Andreas fault. Deep and cold.
Cajon CreekMidway through the Cajon Pass, at the bottom of the canyon there is a perennial creek that flows out of a ...
Blue CutAbout 5 miles above Devore is a narrow gorge eroded by Cajon Creek known as Blue Cut, also called ...
EcologySouthern California Mountains and Valleys: San Gorgonio Mountains
This subsection comprises the lower and warmer parts of the San Bernardino Mountains, which are between the southern branch of the San Andreas fault on the south-southwest and the Mojave Desert on the north. ...
Southern California Mountains and Valleys: San Gabriel Mountains
This subsection comprises the lower and warmer parts of the San Gabriel Mountains, which are between the San Andreas fault on the north-northeast and the Los Angeles and Fontana Plains on the south. ...
Mojave Desert: High Desert Plains and Hills
This subsection consists of the western Mojave Desert, which is mostly alluvial plain and pediment, with relatively small areas of hills and low mountains. ...
Cajon Pass History
Cajon Pass Terrain Map