Desert Adventures

The desert is a wonderful place to enjoy the outdoors and to spend time in recreational activities. People come to the desert to camp, to hike, to bike, to fish, and to explore. Whatever your reason for coming, there are plenty of things to do once you get here. Here are some ideas...

Auto Touring/Exploring

Here are some of our DesertUSA staff articles about driving tours, on and off paved roads. More...

Biking & Cycling

Where to go, links to DesertUSA articles and information about biking trails and destinations. More...


All about birds, where to see them, photography, and making a backyard bird sanctuary. More...


Each campground offers different facilities and has its own set of policies and fees. More...

Gold & Treasure Hunting

The Southwest is full of promising places to look for gold. More... 

Desert Caves & Caving

DesertUSA explores the caves in the deserts of the southwest. More...

Hiking & Climbing

DesertUSA articles, park trail guides, and hiking and trail information. More...

Off-Highway Vehicle Areas

DesertUSA's Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) section. Where to go and what to expect. More...

Desert Photography

Learn how to use your camera in the desert. We've got photography tips and tricks to help you. More...

Desert Water Sports

The desert is a wonderful place to enjoy the outdoors with desert water sports, where to go. More...

Desert Rockhounds

Find interesting rocks and minerals that you might like to collect and display or make into jewelry. More..

Wildflower Viewing

When and where will the desert wildflowers bloom? Check our wildflower updates. More...

Finding & Collecting Fossils

Many areas of the desert were once seabeds or swampy basins. More...

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife refuges offer unique opportunities for the public to observe and view plants and animals in their natural habitat. More..

Explore Yucca Valley, California

Pioneertown - The Integratron - God’s Way Love and much more to see...


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