02/15/16 – update from the author, “this Preserve will be in the Sand to Snow National Monument created by President Obama on February 11, 2016.”
“The Big Morongo Canyon Preserve”
November 6, 2011 – Only a 20 minute drive from downtown Palm Springs is a place with much cooler temperatures, it’s an oasis that’s located at the southwestern edge of the Mojave Desert. Considered a secret hideaway by many people and animals, this oasis is called the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve. After you visit this Preserve you won’t be able to drive by this location on Highway 62 without noticing the tremendous amount of cottonwood trees in the distance.