Where can I see wildflowers?


The exceptional rains that have fallen over the fall and winter months are enticing colorful fields of wildflowers out for a spectacular spring showing. We were blessed with much-welcomed rain in southern California not just this past winter, but  in the fall, and those earlier rains produce our best wildflower shows. Please be mindful of trampling these delicate treasures; you can cut their life short and destroy the production of seeds for future years’ displays by crushing them under your feet while you enjoy them. You may track wildflower conditions throughout the Southwest desert on Desert USA’s website.

Five parks in Southern California regularly update wildflower reports on their websites during the viewing season:

A private retreat and wildlife sanctuary to view spectacular Mojave desert blooms is High Desert Eden in historic Pioneertown, California. You can stay in a luxurious southwest-style casita on 22 acres that backs up to protected lands within The Wildlands Conservancy and The Sand to Snow National Monument.