Welcome to California’s beautiful deserts. Many tourists have never experienced the other side of California, east of the Sierras. Visitors will find activities for all interests and attractions to fit any theme – geological landmarks, outdoor sports, museums, wildlife, ghost towns, California history, stargazing and more.
Increasingly popular among eco-tourists, the California high desert is home to exotic plant and animal life. The alien terrain is a hot spot for geocaching, off-roading, and rock climbing. Hike the famous Pacific Crest Trail, John Muir Trail, and Mount Whitney. Cosmic enthusiasts seek out the high elevation and protected horizon for the most incredible star-gazing in California year round.
The city of Ridgecrest has 18 hotels and 65 restaurants to choose from. Nestled at the crossroads of three major highways and only 3 hours away from:
• Death Valley National Park
• Yosemite National Park
• Paso Robles wine country
• Mammoth Mountain ski resort
• Los Angeles
• Las Vegas
Ridgecrest is the perfect base camp for an all-inclusive California experience.