Featured Articles

Amboy Crater

Amboy Crater
on Route 66

This 250-foot-high crater is approximately 6,000 years old and one of the best examples in the Mojave Desert of a volcanic cinder cone. A footpath leads to the top of the cone where you can get a good view of the surrounding area. More...

Desert Christ Park Sculptures

Desert Christ Park -
A Museum of Sculptures

Antoine Martin, born in 1887, created the statue of Christ and it was dedicated in the park in 1951. Initially Martin had wanted it sited to look over the Grand Canyon. When that was not to be, he found this land in Yucca Valley and proceeded to create more than 35 statues. More...

Black Eagle Mine Road

Black Eagle
Mine Road

Black Eagle Mine Road runs through an old mining district. It passes by Barry Storm's Jade Mine, the Black Eagle Gold Mine, and Kaiser's Eagle Mountain Mine which was at one time being considered as a possible dump location for Los Angeles' trash. More...

Red Rock Canyon

Red Rock Canyon and
Mountain Springs Ranch

In Red Rock Canyon the reds of the land brighten under the deep-blue, cloudless sky. Here, Mother Nature worked 600 million years to create a uniquely beautiful land. You can hike, rock scramble, visit a desert museum, and do so much. More...

Explore the Desert

African Wild Dogs

Desert Animals

What animals live in the desert? How do animals survive in the desert? Learn about mammals, reptiles, birds, fish and amphibians that have adapted to the harsh desert ecosystems. Here is a list of animals that live in the desert with links to additional information on each animal. Learn how they survive in the desert biome. More...

Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus

Desert Plants

How do plants survive the desert? Desert flora have adapted to the extremes of heat and aridity by using both physical and behavioral mechanisms, much like desert animals. Here are links to the flora found in the deserts, with photos and information about each plant. More...

Ballarat Shack

Desert Life - Animals, Plants, People and the Environment

Deserts cover more than one fifth of the Earth's land, and they are found on every continent. Deserts can be classified as "hot" or "cold". Deserts receive less than 10 inches of precipitation a year. Lack of water creates a survival problem for all desert organisms, animals, plants and people. More...

Star Wars in the Desert

Desert Activities -
Explore the Desert

The desert is a wonderful place to enjoy the outdoors and to spend time in recreational activities. People go to the desert to camp, to hike, to bike, to fish, to explore and to experience the unique environment found only in the American Southwest and its deserts. Visitors travel the desert to take in the views and enjoy the wide open space around them. More...

Trending Top Stories

Could there be a lost ship in the desert?

The Lost Ship in the Desert

Of all the legends about lost and found, and lost again treasures in the Southwest, there is none more mystifying than the enduring tale of a large sailing vessel which lies, full of riches, somewhere in the restless sands of California's Salton Sea basin. More...

Monument Valley

2 Day Adventure in Death Valley

There are many great side trips from Vegas but, without a doubt, a two-day circuit through Death Valley is one of the most unforgettable. If your idea of Death Valley is one of a vast nothingness baking in the shimmering heat, then you are in for a big surprise. More...


Coyote's Flying Saucer Retrieval and Repair

On our recent trip to the desert, as we were nearing the In-Kop-Pah Mountains, I spotted something interesting; it looked like a small flying saucer! I had to stop to look at that. We pulled over and started poking around. More...


Rhythm of Life and Atlatl - Geoglyphs

Two massive geoglyphs were created using over 460 tons of stones, stacked to create the immense designs. Rhythm of Life is an optimistic symbol of life and regeneration, while Atlatl echoes the pictographs left by indians in the area. More...

Desert News


Featured DesertUSA Writers' Blogs

Share this page on Facebook:

DesertUSA Newsletter -- We send articles on hiking, camping and places to explore, as well as animals, wildflower reports, plant information and much more. Sign up below or read more about the DesertUSA newsletter here. (It's Free.)

The Desert Environment
The North American Deserts
Desert Geological Terms



Enter E-Mail address:

Take a look at our Animals index page to find information about all kinds of birds, snakes, mammals, spiders and more!

Writing-Expert - essay site helps students online.

Prospecting? Here's how to look for gold in the desert.

Hot temperatures in the desert

Are you interested in the temperatures in the desert?
Click here to see current desert temperatures!


Home  | About | Contact Us | Feedback | Privacy | Site Outline | Advertising on DesertUSA | Aquis Towels | Hotels | Polo Club News

Copyright © 1996-2018 DesertUSA.com and Digital West Media, Inc. - -