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Joshua Tree National Park

Colorado Desert Ecozone

The Colorado Desert, a western extension of the vast Sonoran Desert, occupies the lower, drier southern and eastern portions of the park. It is characterized by stands of spike-like ocotillo plants and “jumping” cholla cactus.

Cottonwood Springs

    Winona Mill

    Cottonwood Springs

    Lost Palms Oasis

    Lost Palms Oasis is a native fan palm oasis with over 110 palm trees. The trees are located in a deep canyon with ...

    Moorten's Mill

    "Cactus" Slim Moorten built a 5-stamp mill here in 1934 to process gold ore from ...

    Mastodon Peak

    Miners in the area named the peak for a resemblance to a prehistoric elephant's head and trunk. The peak is ...

    Mastodon Mine

    The ore from the original mine shaft at the base of Mastodon Peak produced samples that assayed at ...

    Bajada Trail

Pinto Basin



Cottonwood Springs

Ecosubsection:

Pinto Basin and Mountains

This subsection consists of steep mountains and broad valleys west of the northwest trending Little San Bernardino Mountains. It includes the Pinto Basin, Pleasant Valley, and the Pinto, Coxcomb, Eagle, Hexie, and Cottonwood Mountains. It has a hot to very hot, arid climate. ...
ecology: wildlife - plants - geography: places - MAPS - roads & trails: route 66 - old west - communities - weather - glossary
ghost towns - gold mines - parks & public lands: wilderness - native culture - history - geology: natural features - comments
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