Just a short post — A couple of days ago, our impromptu afternoon trip to Big Morongo Canyon Preserve, now part of Sand to Snow National Monument, turned out to have exceeded all my expectations. Fall colors were in full display. We just get to know the park and will definitely be back to explore more.
The Big Morongo Canyon Preserve is located between Palm Springs and the west entrance of Joshua Tree National Park. It’s only a 30-min drive from where we stay in Desert Hot Springs area. It’s free to park vehicles and use the Preserve. The park is closed at sunset. For this time of the year, we couldn’t stay much longer past 4:30 pm.