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.
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 ...
"Cactus" Slim Moorten built a 5-stamp mill here in 1934 to process gold ore from ...
Miners in the area named the peak for a resemblance to a prehistoric elephant's head and trunk. The peak is ...
The ore from the original mine shaft at the base of Mastodon Peak produced samples that assayed at ...
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. ...