Tucked up against the Chocolate Mountain range, the Fountain of Youth is surrounded by some pretty incredible natural and man-made attractions for the curious traveler, the nature lover, or the avid photographer looking to capture some desert magic.
Aside from the overwhelming list of activities going on inside and around the park’s immediate vicinity, you’ll find most of these local hotspots within an hour of the resort.
See our list below of the top destinations in our area to learn more about each attraction and what they have to offer. We’ll leave the exploring up to you. Happy trails!
California is a huge state with a lot going on, all of the time. Between the mystical redwood forests, tremendous pacific coastline and vast expanses of valleys, mountain ranges and deserts, there’s A LOT to see.
You might be asking yourself, “What is Salvation Mountain?” A giant man-made mountain in the middle of the Sonoran desert, constructed from thousands of gallons of paint, hay bales, adobe, and a whole lot of love.
Famous for the namesake Joshua Tree which is actually a 20ft tall cactus, this park is larger than the state of Rhode Island and covers both the Mojave and Colorado desert regions. Spend the day hiking, climbing, or taking a “sound bath”…
The nearest section of the world renowned Algodones Dunes, which stretch 720 square kilometers from SE California into Arizona and Mexico. Looking for the perfect place to do some off roading? Look no further…
A beautiful oasis in the middle of the Desert. Take one of the many hikes or guided tours and learn about local wildlife as you walk through giant palm groves surrounded by water.
East Jesus is a living labyrinth of ever changing, outdoor art installations. All created and curated by local artists, this place will leave you curious and inspired.