Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

National Forest Scenic Byway California Scenic BywayThis 67-mile route will take you from Palm Desert past snow-peaked mountains to Banning Pass. Palms to Pines Scenic Byway offers a full variety of ecosystems in the Lower Sonoran region. From clusters of desert palms to high country conifer forests and snow-capped mountains, experience a contrast of ecosystems within a short distance.

Admire fantastic views of the urbanized valley floor below, craggy mountains, and the San Gorgonio Wilderness area to the north on the Banning Pass section of the byway. Start on Hwy 74 south of Palm Desert, or at the other end Hwy 243 south of Banning.

Learn more here: Palms to Pines Scenic Byway Corridor Management Plan

Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument website

For more information: Trails and Trailhead Locations at the Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Yellow Warning Triangle Symbol Exercise caution entering and exiting the highway. Slower traffic please use designated turn-outs.
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Information Center:
Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument
51500 Highway 74
Palm Desert, CA 92260
1-760-862-9984

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
33.624093

  Longitude : 
-116.406510

 



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