Yucca Valley is a member of the Joshua Tree Gateway Communities of
Morongo Valley, Joshua Tree, 29 Palms, Wonder Valley, Pioneertown,
Homestead Valley and area national Parks  
Joshua Tree Gateway Community website >

Old Town Arts, Antiques, and Collectibles
The Town Council has far-reaching plans to build on the appeal of
Yucca Valley’s Old Town as a destination that preserves the history
and values of Yucca Valley. Property and business owners have joined
with other community members to encourage revitalization along
Highway Route 62.
Charming shops dot both sides of the highway, inviting shoppers and
history buffs to meander through the arts and antiques of collectors
and artists at work. Further east, where Route 62 meets Highway 247,
take a stroll through our hometown swap meet.
If you’re looking for gifts, furniture, or household accessories, slow down! Discover the many delightful offerings in Yucca Valley,
from precious antiques to sparkling brand new.

Desert Safety Tips
To ensure a safe experience in the beautiful Mojave Desert, please review and follow these practical tips:

Before your trip:
•  Let someone at home know your itinerary.  If you are delayed or stranded, they will know where to start looking for you.
•  Learn about the area you are visiting.  Contact the Chamber of Commerce for maps and information.
•  Be prepared for the unexpected.  Temperature changes and sudden flash flooding require immediate adjustments in clothing 
    and strategies.

Essential Equipment
•  Dress in layers for changing weather conditions
•  Sturdy walking shoes or boots; Sunglasses
•  UNSCENTED Sunscreen (doesn’t attract insects)
•  FOOD; at least one gallon of WATER per day/person
•  When you have consumed one-half of your water, turn around and go back
•  Maps, compass (note landmarks as you travel)
•  First Aid Kit
•  Cell Phone with extra battery
•  If Lost, Stranded, Broken Down: STAY PUT, BE VISIBLE
TAKE A VISIT TO PIONEERTOWN - Less than 2 miles from downtown Yucca Valley
Joshua Tree National Park ranger enjoying visitors
Horseback riding trails and scenic vistas available right in town!

                                               Joshua Tree National Park

Unusual rock formations, springtime flower displays, historic sites and palm oases teaming
with life are just a few of the many features protected within Joshua Tree National Park.
Thanks to the vision of Minerva Hoyt, who organized a campaign to save our unusual
desert flora from vandalism in the 1930s, we now have a magnificent national park to
enjoy throughout the year. There are two distinct deserts represented in Joshua Tree’s
794,000 acres. The southeastern part is in the lower, hotter Colorado Desert, California’s
portion of the Sonoran desert. Here you can explore a sand dune or view wildlife among
the lush Cottonwood Springs or Lost Palms oases. The northwestern part of the park is in
the Mojave Desert, dominated by Joshua trees and granite rock formations. On clear days,
an outstanding vista from Keys View extends beyond the Salton Sea to northern Mexico.

There are nine campgrounds, and backcountry camping is permitted. Reservations can be made for Black Rock and Indian Cove
Campgrounds, and all group campsites by calling 1-800-365-2267. Other campgrounds are open on a first-come first-served
basis. For more information, contact Joshua Tree National Park, 74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277, or
visit our web site at www.nps.gov/jotr.

Black Rock Canyon Campground:
Yucca Valley’s Own Portal to the Joshua Tree National Park
The equestrian entrance to the Joshua Tree National Park is right
here in the town of Yucca Valley at the Black Rock Campground. 
Campsites are on a hillside at the mouth of the canyon, surrounded
by beauty. A separate area is provided for those on horseback, for
overnight camping or for staging a ride.
9800 Black Rock Canyon Road 760-365-9585 1-800-365-CAMP

Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park
The Morongo Basin is home to one of the premier educational experiences available in our National Park System. Since 1998 the
Desert Institute of Joshua Tree National Park, headquartered at Twentynine Palms, California, has offered a wide range of
hands-on classes using the Park’s 800,000-acre classroom

Most classes are limited to 15 - 20 students to provide for an intimate learning experience. It is all fun and you will be led by
experts in their fields. The University of Calfornia accredits selected courses. For complete information on the available classes
and instructors during each semester call (760) 367-5535 or log on at www.joshuatree.org
Click here
Find an easy or difficult hike through JTNP
Rock climbing for all levels and scenic wonders such as "Skull Rock" abound in the JTNP

A unique and awe-inspiring sight
greets visitors to Yucca Valley’s
Desert Christ Park.
In 1951 Antone Martin started creating larger-than-life-size white concrete statues depicting biblical characters and
scenes. Martin’s works of reinforced steel concrete is a tribute to world brotherhood and peace.  Ranging in size from 3 to
16 tons, the magnificent figures are arranged on a hill to depict scenes in the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.  Antone
Martin continued to work on his sculptures until his death in 1961.  Desert Christ Park is maintained by the non-profit
Desert Christ Park Foundation. It is open to all, free of charge, every day of the year.

Located on Sunnyslope and Mohawk Trail in Yucca Valley Desert Christ Park Foundation  760-365-3697
Desert Christ Park, Inc
56200 Sunnyslope Dr.
at Mohawk Trail
P O Box 2102
Yucca Valley CA 92286

The largest "Museum of Sculptures" in the desert
This all-volunteer organization keeps the park alive with creative projects - Birdhouses are now needed for houseless birds that visit the park during Yucca Valley's 4 seasons. Donate your birdhouse today and include a bag of seeds as well. Send or drop off at the califonria Welcome Center 56711 29 Palms Hwy YV
Desert Christ Park Foundation officers 2015-16
Roxanne Miller President
Jean Bixby Vice President
Angela Leggett Secretary
Debbie Steiner Treasurer
Wayne Darnell Member-at-Large
56711 29 Palms Hwy.
Yucca Valley, CA 92277
(760) 365-5464

California Welcome Centers are
California’s Official State Visitors Centers
offering valuable information and services for
today’s traveler. The CWC’s are here as your
personal concierge to assist you in all aspects
of your California trip.
The CWC-Yucca Valley is open
seven days a week for your convenience.
FAM Tours ready to tour the area lauch from the CWC
California Welcome Center
Yucca Valley
57116 29 Palms Hwy.
PO Box 1537
Yucca Valley, CA 92286
760-369-7212       Fax 760-369-1605

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum is a wonderful
place for the whole family.  It features collections
and exhibits related to our unique natural and
historical elements. Both children and adults
benefit from the walks through history to learn
about people and events that have shaped our area. 
Temporary exhibits showcase various artists and experts, and there are always local animals to visit in the mini-
zoo.  Children are invited to participate in ongoing hands-on activities, and to attend occasional classes in desert
awareness. Located in the Yucca Valley Community Center complex, the dynamic Hi-Desert Museum is someplace
you’ll want to return to many times.  It is open at no charge to the public Thursday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m.
until 5:00 p.m.

Business Directory
Become A Chamber  Member
Looking for a contractor? Need lodging while
There is  no better local business directory than
our Yucca Valley chamber member directory.
Search by name, category, or service.

Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce
members are the best, most reliable
businesses in the area.

Membership in the Yucca Valley Chamber is a great
option for any business. Chambers of Commerce are
the front door to the community and are often the
place that visitors and new residents go first.

We say it doesn't cost to join the Chamber -  it Pays! 
Nature Museum
Family fun and education is the focus of this interactive museum
Located in the heart of Mid-Town Yucca Valley, the museum is located in the center of the Yucca Valley Community Center Park
Warren’s Well
Crestview Drive & SR247

In 1881, Chuck Warren decided to settle here after herding cattle from
Arizona through the Morongo Basin. He and his two sons dug the
first well in Yucca Valley, building a windmill to pump the water and
a reservoir of rock and cement. They added a bunkhouse, barn and
corral, which became the first settlement established in Yucca Valley.
To visit this historic landmark, go east on Crestview Dr. off of SR247
until the road dead ends.


Looking for a bit of a wild excursion? Take Pioneertown Road 4 miles north of Yucca Valley
through breathtaking canyons. You will find yourself traveling back to the old time western
flavor of Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, and Hopalong Cassidy.  Pioneertown was originally built to
film cowboy movies and TV shows. In more recent times, film crews have returned to make
commercials against the rugged natural beauty and rustic backgrounds that still define
Pioneertown. It is currently a popular music venue and draws crowds from all over southern
California and visitors from as far away as New York. An evening at Pappy and Harriet’s
restaurant promises to be entertaining any night of the week.  Don’t be surprised if a gunfight
breaks out.  It’s all part of the wild, wild west.

Pioneertown Mountains Preserve
P.O. Box 395
Pioneertown, CA  92268
(760) 369-7105
Pioneertown Mountains Preserve is a mecca for hikers and horseback riders. This 20,000-acre
natural preserve is the centerpiece of a wilderness area network, contiguous with the
surrounding Federal San Gorgonio Wilderness.
The purpose is to preserve intact wildlife habitat areas exceeding the minimum requirements
for critical species, while inspiring visitors through their aesthetic and spiritual experiences
within the solitude of the canyons. Pipes Canyon is a major component of a wildlife corridor
network that connects Joshua Tree National Park with the San Bernardino National Forest,
and the dispersed U.S. Bureau of Land Management properties.
The Preserve is open from 8:00 a.m. to dusk seven days a week.

Homestead Valley
Homestead Valley Community Council
Yucca Mesa   Flamingo Heights   Landers   Johnson Valley

Gubler Orchids
Chris Gubler
2200 Belfield Blvd.
Landers, CA 92285
Info@Gublers.com www.Gublers.com

Orchids in the desert? See for yourself.  Drive just 10 miles north of the Town of Yucca Valley
for a tour of Gubler Orchids. You’ll find an incredible variety of exotic plants grown in the
Mojave Desert for wholesale and retail shipping all over the world. Whether it’s the Venus’
Flytrap, the Pitcher Plant, or the delightful array of color, Gubler Orchids is another “must see”
desert attraction. The Gubler staff loves visitors, and invites you to come take a tour of the
greenhouse.  Bring a lunch and enjoy the indoor and outdoor picnic areas.
2200 Belfield Boulevard, Landers, CA 92285  1-800-GUBLERS

Morongo Valley

Big Morongo Canyon Preserve
11055 East Drive
Morongo Valley, CA  92256
(760) 363-7190

Big Morongo Canyon Preserve is a wildlife refuge and National Watchable Wildlife Site. 
Programs and displays seek to provide educational opportunities for all ages, to further their
understanding of desert and marsh ecosystems, and the function and importance of a preserve
on local, regional and global levels.
Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce
56711 29 Palms Hwy.
Yucca Valley, CA 92284
760-365-0763 Fax
Open Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.