Your first thoughts when seeing the word desert may
well be of a flat, boring expanse of sand shimmering
in relentless heat. You will be surprised when you
venture into the 25 million acres of Californian
desert making up almost a quarter of the state.
California's desert is divided into two distinct
regions - the Colorado (Low Desert) and the Mojave
The Mojave Desert includes the National Park of
Death Valley and the Mojave National Preserve.
Joshua Tree National Park bridges the change from
High to Low Desert.
There is a road that winds south through the park
from Twentynine Palms to the Cottonwood Visitor
Center and the I10. Traveling this road you can see
the change between the two desert regions.
To the south of Joshua Tree towards the Mexican
border is the
Anza Borrego Desert,
the largest State Park in the country.
About the Author
Tony works for
Strathlorn Travel who specialise in
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Canada, Australia and other worldwide destinations.