Sand to Snow National Monument

  

The 154,000-acre monument extends from Bureau of Land Management lands on the Sonoran desert floor up to over 10,000 feet in the San Gorgonio Wilderness on the San Bernardino National Forest.

The striking diversity of lands within this monument is breathtaking – they are filled with the stories of ancient peoples, soaring mountain peaks, critical wildlife corridors and rich biological diversity. They also offer a wide variety of recreation opportunities for urban populations living close to the shadows of these majestic mountain peaks – the San Gorgonio Mountain region serves as an important recreational hub for 24 million people living within a two-hour drive of the area.

The Sand to Snow National Monument will be co-managed by the U.S. Forest Service (71,000 acres on the San Bernardino National Forest) and the Bureau of Land Management (83,000 acres of the California Desert District). Within the monument boundary, both agencies manage approximately 101,000 acres as Wilderness.

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At a Glance

Permit Info: Free Wilderness Permit required for San Gorgonio Wilderness.   Free permits are available at the Mill Creek Visitor Center
Closest Towns: Angelus Oaks and Forest Falls are gateways into the Wilderness.   Nearby Big Bear Lake and Yucaipa also have restaurants, accomodations and fuel.
Passes: Adventure Pass required at selected sites
Information Center: Mill Creek Visitor Center

Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Hiking

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Horse Riding & Camping

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Hunting

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Nature Viewing

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Picnicking

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Scenic Driving

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