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Paint/Sculpt-Out at Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument

Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Rising abruptly from the desert floor, the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument reaches an elevation of 10,834 feet. Providing a picturesque backdrop to local communities, visitors can enjoy magnificent palm oases, snow-capped mountains, a national scenic trail, and wilderness areas. Its extensive backcountry can be accessed via trails from both the Coachella Valley and the alpine village of Idyllwild.

Located on Highway 74 at the National Monument boundary, the Visitor Center is approximately four miles south of the Highway 111 intersection in Palm Desert. Monument staff are available to discuss recreation opportunities, natural resources and other pertinent questions. Interpretive displays, documentary movies, public restrooms, a water fountain, and air conditioning are available for all visitors. Reference books, maps, and other relevant materials are available for purchase

What:Paint/Sculpt-Out at Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument

When: Saturday, April 2, 2022

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Where: Visitor Center for the National Monument, 51-500 Highway 74, Palm Desert, CA 92260 GOOGLE MAPS LINK

Cost: No Charge for CAC Members but, donations are accepted!
The group will meet at the Visitor Center. Free parking and restrooms available with running water.


Attractions at Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument:

The Ed Hastey Garden Trail, a 0.2 mile trail, goes around the Visitor Center building. This accessible trail is a great introduction to the common desert plants, reptiles, birds, mammals, and insects that can be seen at the lower elevations of the National Monument. A map and brochure with more information about desert plants is available inside the Visitor Center. Leashed dogs are allowed on this trail.
Agents of Discovery is an opportunity to explore the Ed Hastey Garden Trail as a secret agent. Augmented reality (AR) app provides “Challenges” to follow on a cell phone or tablet for a progressive way of outdoor discovery. Download the free app Agents of Discovery from Google Play or the App Store before arrival to the Visitor Center and begin a leading-edge experience in the Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument.
 The Randall Henderson Trail, a 2.5 mile loop trail, begins and ends in the southern parking lot of the Visitor Center campus. The trail is made of multiple loops, so the trail can also be hiked as a 1.75 mile loop or simply a one-mile loop. A map and interpretive brochure that corresponds with 18 numbered posts on the trail is available inside the Visitor Center.
Note: Dogs are prohibited on the Randall Henderson Trail and adjacent un-improved public lands. Along the trail there are also signs that indicate private property boundaries and trail closures. Disregarding any of the posted signs or prohibitions mentioned above may result in law enforcement action against you.



For more information, contact:

Andrew Gillespie, Chapter Co-Chair


Marilyn Froggatt, Chapter Co-Chair



Saturday, April 2, 2022
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Program Categories:


California Art Club


Palm Springs Desert
Membership Categories
Artists, Artist Members, Associate Artists, Mentorship Program, Signature Artists, Student Artists
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San Jacinto National Monument
51-500 CA-74
Palm Desert, CA 92260 United States
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