Hi we are visiting in April on our way to Palm Springs is there a scenic route with any interesting stops along the way? Thanks
Depending on what day this trip is, one interesting place is the Desert Bar. Only open on weekends, only certain hours, from October to April. Then head down to Parker and cross over the bridge.
Or if that does not interest you, cross over Parker Dam. Nice view of Lake Havasu and you can wander and look at the dam and a turbine display there.Look for burros on the route.
This will lead to hwy 62.
Off Hwy 62 near Rice is the shoe fence.
At Iron Mountain Pump Plant Road, there is a tall directional sign people stop to take a picture with. In this area are the old WW II General Patton training camps of Iron Mountain on one side of hwy 62, or Camp Granite on the other side. Take some effort to go out and see the remains though.
At the intersection of 177 and 62, you have the option to get to PS via Desert Center or Joshua Tree.Going the Desert Center way, you can stop at the General Patton Museum in Chiriaco Summit and get an ice cream at Fosters Freeze.
If you go the other way on 62, at 29 Palms you can enter Joshua Tree National Park. Do the north loop and exit at the town of Joshua Tree.
Between JT and PS is Pioneertown, the old western movie set town with a great music/bar/restaurant venue called Pappy and Harriets.
A fun stop in Joshua Tree is the Joshua Tree Saloon, opposite side of the street from the park visitor center.
Thanks that's very interesting especially the General Patton training camps which I did not know about. Thanks Again
thanks Carra car much appreciated
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