This 272,000-acre Monument near Palm Springs was created in 2000. It includes a unique combination of Federal, state, county, private and Native American Lands. The Monument is administered by the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service.
Information about the Monument can be obtained at each agency office. The Idyllwild Ranger Station is a good source for hiking information. The Idyllwild Nature Center offers natural and cultural history exhibits. The Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center south of Palm Desert on Highway 74, has interpretive displays and visitor programs. Mt. San Jacinto State Park has a small visitor center at the top of the Palm Springs Aerial Tram.