The fashionable resort city of Palm Springs is situated at the base of southern California’s Santa Rosa Mountains, just south of Interstate 10, at the westernmost extension of the Sonoran Desert (also called the Colorado Desert). This upscale desert city, sits at the foot of 10,000-foot Mt. San Jacinto, in an area long famous for its hot springs.
While the desert terrain throughout the year normally appears red & brown with dusty hills and mountains, the springtime is a special treat. Blankets of yellow and orange flowers, and a mass of greenery that’s seldom seen make Palm Desert a very different looking place.