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High Desert is a vernacular region with non-discrete boundaries applying to areas of the western Mojave Desert in southern California.The "High Desert" region is an area that generally is situated between 2,000 feet (610 m) and 4,000 feet (1,200 m) in elevation, and located just north of the San Gabriel, San Bernardino, and Little San Bernardino Mountains.

High Desert is a vernacular region with non-discrete boundaries applying to areas of the western Mojave Desert in southern California. The "High Desert" region is an area that generally is situated between 2,000 feet (610 m) and 4,000 feet (1,200 m) in elevation, and located just north of the San Gabriel, San Bernardino, and Little San Bernardino Mountains.

The term "High Desert" is commonly used by local news media,[1] especially in weather forecasts, because of the high desert's unique and moderate weather patterns compared to its low desert neighbors. It generally gets much hotter in the summer and much colder in the winter than the lower elevation areas closer to the coast and in the lower valleys.[2][3] The term "High Desert" serves to differentiate it from southern California's Low Desert, which is defined by the differences in elevation, climate, animal life, and vegetation native to these regions. Comparison example: Palm Springs is considered "Low Desert", at 500 feet (150 m) above sea level. In contrast, Landers is considered "High Desert", at 3,100 feet (940 m) above sea level.

The High Desert, along with the "Mojave River Valley" and the Victor Valley, is mostly used to describe the area centered around Victorville. The region extends as far west as Lancaster, as far northwest as Palmdale, and north to the Barstow desert.[3] High Desert has also been incorporated into the names of businesses and organizations in these areas.[4][5] The term "High Desert" is also used to refer to the communities north and west of Joshua Tree National Park - Twentynine Palms the Morongo Basin (Yucca Valley). These are also at a higher elevation than the Low Desert that surrounds the Coachella Valley and Imperial Valley.


Old Woman Springs Ridge in the high desert, Johnson Valley, California

Depending on how the boundaries of the Mojave and the Colorado Desert region are defined, the High Desert either includes the entire California portion of the Mojave Desert (using a smaller geographic designation than its ecoregion) or the northern portion of the California desert (using a larger geographic designation including the ecotope area of the lower and adjacent Sonoran Desert).

The name of the region comes from its higher elevations and more northern latitude with associated climate and plant communities distinct from the Low Desert, which includes the Colorado Desert and the below sea level Salton Sea. The High Desert is typically windier than the Low Desert, and averages between 12 degrees to 20 degrees Fahrenheit cooler in both the winter and summer seasons.


The High Desert is often divided into the following regions, moving west to east:

  • The Los Angeles County portion, containing the Antelope Valley, part of the Palmdale-Lancaster Urbanized Area, and in the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. The Lancaster—Palmdale, CA Urbanized Area is home to 353,619 people.[6]
  • The San Bernardino County portion, containing Victor Valley is the most populous region of the High Desert with an estimated 2015 population of over 385,960 residents.[7] Major population center in area includes Victorville, Hesperia, Apple Valley, Adelanto, and Oak Hills. This region is sometimes considered part of the Inland Empire area of Southern California.
  • Further east lies the Lucerne Valley and the Morongo Basin, where Yucca Valley and the Twentynine Palms Marine Base are located. All these regions are all considered to be part of the Greater Los Angeles Area.

San Bernardino County's portion of the High Desert region contains the most land mass of the four involved counties, making up approximately 70% of the total county's area.

Just after sunset, Landers, California

Other parts of the greater physical region known as the "High Desert" include:

  • The San Bernardino County northeastern reaches of the High Desert, where the Fort Irwin National Training Center and the Searles Valley are located, and the far eastern edge of the state where places like Needles and Earp are located along the Colorado River.
  • The Kern County portion, containing part of two valleys, with the southeastern part in the Antelope Valley, including Rosamond, California City, Boron, Edwards Air Force Base, and Mojave, which are all a part of the Palmdale-Lancaster Urbanized area, and the northeastern part being in the Indian Wells Valley, including the communities of Inyokern and Ridgecrest.
  • The Inyo County portion, north of Kern County and containing the northern end of the Indian Wells Valley, Panamint Valley, and Saline Valley. This is the most sparsely populated area of the High Desert, with a single major community, Lone Pine in the southern Owens Valley.

Cities and communities[edit]

The major metropolitan centers in the region are primarily centered on the cities of Lancaster and Victorville. Lancaster, the largest city in the High Desert, is located in the Antelope Valley next to Palmdale and anchors the area's largest and most populous region with a metro area of just over 500,000. The Victor Valley area, which includes cities and communities such as Victorville, Hesperia, Adelanto, Apple Valley, and Lucerne Valley, boasts a population around 335,000.[8] The Barstow area, to the north of Victor Valley, and the Morongo Basin near Joshua Tree National Park both have populations of around 60,000.

List of cities, towns, and census-designated places[edit]

Incorporated places are listed in bold. This list includes all places in the broadest definition of "High Desert." Population figures are most recent information available from the US Census Bureau.
  • Acton (7,596)
  • Adelanto (34,160)
  • Agua Dulce (3,342)
  • Antelope Acres (2,800)
  • Apple Valley (73,508)
  • Barstow (23,972)
  • Bishop (3,746)
  • Boron (2,253)
  • Calico (12)
  • California City (14,217)
  • Cima (10)
  • Daggett (200)
  • Del Sur (1,750)
  • Edwards (2,063)
  • El Mirage (unknown)
  • Elizabeth Lake (1,756)
  • Essex (89)
  • Fort Irwin (8,845)
  • Goffs (23)
  • Halloran Springs (18)
  • Helendale (4,936)
  • Hesperia (95,274)
  • Hinkley (1,915)
  • Hi Vista (3,003)
  • Inyokern (1,099)
  • Johnson Valley (2,101)
  • Joshua Tree (7,414)
  • Kramer Junction (315)
  • Kelso (0)
  • Lake Hughes (649)
  • Lake Los Angeles (12,328)
  • Lancaster (159,053)
  • Landers (2,632)
  • Lenwood (3,543)
  • Leona Valley (1,607)
  • Littlerock (1,377)
  • Llano (1,201)
  • Lone Pine (2,035)
  • Lucerne Valley (5,811)
  • Ludlow (10)
  • Mojave (4,238)
  • Mountain Pass (8)
  • Mountain View Acres (3,130)
  • Nebo Center (1,174)
  • Needles (4,982)
  • Neenach (800)
  • Newberry Springs (1,280)
  • Nipton (28)
  • North Edwards (1,058)
  • Oak Hills (8,879)
  • Oro Grande (974)
  • Palmdale (156,667)
  • Pearblossom (2,435)
  • Phelan (14,304)
  • Piñon Hills (7,272)
  • Pioneertown (350)
  • Quartz Hill (10,912)
  • Ragtown (0)
  • Randsburg (69)
  • Ridgecrest (28,940)
  • Rosamond (18,150)
  • Siberia (0)
  • Sunfair (288)
  • Sunfair Heights (149)
  • Sun Village (11,565)
  • Three Points (200)
  • Trona (2,742)
  • Twentynine Palms (26,418)
  • Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Base (8,413)
  • Valyermo (450)
  • Victorville (122,312)
  • Vidal Junction (17)
  • Yermo (4,200)
  • Yucca Valley (21,726)

Major highways[edit]

In the arts[edit]


  • Louis L'Amour's Western novel The Lonesome Gods uses features of the Mojave and Colorado Deserts in its narrative.

Motion pictures[edit]

Popular filming sites
Exemplary projects
  • Stagecoach (1939), Lucerne Valley
  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), Red Rock Canyon State Park (California)−
  • Westworld (1973), Red Rock Canyon State Park
  • Bagdad Cafe (1987), Newberry Springs
  • Jurassic Park (1993), Red Rock Canyon State Park
  • Casino (1995), Palmdale
  • Contact (1997), Adelanto[9]
  • Face/Off (1997), Victorville
  • Jarhead (2005), Victorville
  • Valkyrie (2008), Victorville
Films using High Desert as a subject of the narrative
  • Erin Brockovich (2000), centered on the PG&E environmental disaster in the town of Hinkley west of Barstow.
  • The Right Stuff (1983), based on the 1979 non-fiction book by Tom Wolfe about the pilots engaged in U.S. postwar research with experimental rocket-powered, high-speed aircraft at Edwards Air Force Base as well as documenting the stories of the first Project Mercury astronauts selected for the NASA space program.
  • Space Cowboys (2000), one of many examples that feature Edwards Air Force Base in the 1940s used in experimental test flights and for shuttle landings with the NASA Space Program.

See also[edit]

  • Victorville Army Airfield auxiliary fields


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Map of Mojave and Sonoran deserts

There are three main deserts in California: the Mojave Desert, the Colorado Desert, and the Great Basin Desert.[1]: 408  The Mojave Desert is bounded by the Tehachapi Mountains on the northwest, the San Gabriel and San Bernardino Mountains on the south, and extends eastward to California's borders with Arizona and Nevada; it also forms portions of northwest Arizona. The Colorado Desert lies in the southeastern corner of the state, between the Colorado River and the Transverse Ranges, and continues into Mexico and Arizona to the south and east, (as the named Sonoran Desert). The Great Basin desert lies immediately to the east of the Sierra Nevada and extends eastward into the state of Nevada.

The deserts encompass all of Imperial County, the southern and eastern portion of Inyo County, the Eastern portions of Mono County, Los Angeles County, Kern County, San Diego County, and Riverside County, and most of northern and eastern San Bernardino County. The major urban populations of western San Diego County, Orange County, the Inland Empire, and Greater Los Angeles are over the high mountains toward the Pacific Ocean.

Mojave Desert[edit]

The topographical boundaries include the Tehachapi Mountains to the northwest, together with the San Gabriel and San Bernardino mountain ranges to the south. The mountain boundaries are quite distinct since they are outlined by the two largest faults in California – the San Andreas Fault and the Garlock Fault.[1]: 411  The Mojave Desert in California includes the colloquially-defined High Desert region. The Great Basin shrub steppe lies to the north of the Mojave Desert; the warmer Sonoran Desert and its subregion the Colorado Desert lie to the south and east.

Desert landscape in the Mojave Desert

Colorado Desert[edit]

The Colorado Desert is a northwesterly part of the larger Sonoran Desert, which extends across southwest North America. The Colorado Desert region encompasses approximately 7 million acres (2,800,000 ha), reaching from the Northwest Mexico border region in the south to the higher-elevation Mojave Desert in the north and from the Colorado River in the east to the Laguna Mountains of the Peninsular Ranges in the west. The area includes the heavily irrigated Coachella, Palo Verde, and Imperial Valleys. The Sonoran/Colorado Desert in California includes the colloquially-defined Low Desert region.

Great Basin Desert[edit]

The Great Basin Desert is the only "cold" desert in the country, where most precipitation falls in the form of snow. The Great Basin Desert exists because of the "rainshadow effect" created by the Sierra Nevada of eastern California. When prevailing winds from the Pacific Ocean rise to go over the Sierra, the air cools and loses most of its moisture as rain. By the time the winds cross over the mountains and sweep down the far side, they are very dry and absorb moisture from the surrounding area. This drying effect is responsible for creating the Great Basin Desert.[2]

Ecology and climate[edit]

The desert region of California is characterized by low rainfall, caused by the rain shadow of mountain ranges to the west of the desert region. The Mojave Desert receives from 3 to 10 inches (76 to 254 mm) of rain per year, while the Colorado Desert receives from 2 to 6 inches (51 to 152 mm).[3] The driest spot in California is Death Valley, which averages 1.5 inches (38 mm) of precipitation per year.[1]: 406  The soils of California deserts also tend to be alkaline, which adds to the stress of drought on plants.[1]: 408 

Joshua trees are characteristic of the Mojave Desert

The Mojave Desert is considered a high desert, because elevations can range up to 11,000 feet (3,400 m).[3] The Mojave Desert is characterized by the presence of Yucca brevifolia, the Joshua Tree, which as an indicator species of the Mojave Desert, extends southeasterly into Mohave County, Arizona, and even further, all parts of northwest Arizona. Other common plants of the Mojave Desert include creosote bush, blackbrush, greasewood and saltbush. Higher elevations host Western juniper and Pinyon pine.[3]

The Colorado Desert is a low desert, with elevations running from −230 to 1,000 feet (−70 to 305 m) above sea level.[3] Unlike the other California deserts, the Colorado Desert gets significant rain from the North American Monsoon in August and September.[1]: 413  The Colorado Desert hosts saguaro cactus, Sonoran creosote bush, and Salton Sea saltbush.[3]

The Great Basin desert in California can also reach up to 11,000 feet (3,400 m) of elevation.[4] Plants in the Great Basin Desert are well adapted to the harsh conditions. These plants include Big sagebrush, Pinyon pine, Utah juniper, Low sagebrush, Shadscale, and Bristlecone pine.[4]Sagebrush, a very common resident of the Great Basin, is well adapted to the area. The Big sagebrush root system can extend as much as 90 feet in circumference. This adaptation allows the plant to catch as much water as possible when the rains do come. Mormon tea possesses modified leaves. The leaves are very small and are not the primary area for photosynthesis. The chlorophyll filled stems carry out the primary photosynthesis. Four-wing saltbush excretes salt through its leaves to prevent build-up of lethal salts in the plant. The plants on the alkaline flats have a high internal concentration of salt and are able to extract water other plants can not.[5]

Common animals of the California deserts include the desert bighorn sheep, desert kit fox, coyote, spotted skunk, spotted bat, black-tailed jackrabbit, ground squirrels, kangaroo rat, white-footed mouse, and desert tortoise.[3]


Before the European exploration of North America, tribes of Native Americans, such as the Mohave (in the Mojave desert), the Chemehuevi (in the Great Basin desert), and the Quechan (in the Colorado desert) were hunter-gatherers living in the California deserts.[6]

European explorers started exploring the deserts beginning in the 18th century. Francisco Garcés, a Franciscan friar, was the first explorer of the Colorado and Mojave deserts in 1776.[7] Garcés recorded information about the original inhabitants of the deserts.

Later, as American interests expanded into California, American explorers started probing the California deserts. Jedediah Smith travelled through the Great Basin and Mojave deserts in 1826, finally reaching the San Gabriel Mission.[8][9]John C. Frémont explored the Great Basin, proving that water did not flow out of it to the ocean, and provided maps that the forty-niners used to get to California.[10]

The California Gold Rush jumpstarted economic activity in the California deserts. Mining for silver, gold, and lead became important in both the Mojave and the Great Basin deserts.[11] Mining stimulated the creation of transportation systems, such as the Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad.[12]


Badwater Basin elevation sign

In 1994, the California Desert Protection Act protected millions of acres within the Death Valley and Joshua Tree National Parks and the Mojave National Preserve.[13] Within these parks and preserves, visitors can view unique landscapes, plants, and animals. Badwater Basin, the lowest point in the United States lies within Death Valley National Park.

List of towns[edit]

  • Lancaster (pop. 156,633)
  • Palmdale (pop. 152,750)
  • Victorville (pop. 115,903)
  • Hesperia (pop. 90,173)
  • Indio (pop. 76,036)
  • Apple Valley (pop. 69,135)
  • Cathedral City (pop. 51,200)
  • Palm Desert (pop. 48,445)
  • Palm Springs (pop. 44,552)
  • El Centro (pop. 42,598)
  • Coachella (pop. 40,704)
  • Calexico (pop. 38,572)
  • La Quinta (pop. 37,467)
  • Adelanto (pop. 31,765)
  • Ridgecrest (pop. 27,616)
  • Desert Hot Springs (pop. 25,938)
  • Twentynine Palms (pop. 25,048)

  1. ^ a b c d e Schoenherr, Allan A. (1992). A Natural History of California. Berkeley, California: University of California Press. ISBN 978-0-520-06922-0.
  2. ^ Public Domain This article incorporates public domain material from the National Park Service document: "Deserts". Great Basin National Park.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "American Semi-Desert and Desert". Ecological Subregions of the United States. US Forest Service.
  4. ^ a b "Southeastern Great Basin". Ecological Subregions of California. US Forest Service.
  5. ^ Public Domain This article incorporates public domain material from the National Park Service document: "Plants". Great Basin National Park.
  6. ^ "History & Culture". Mojave National Preserve. National Park Service.
  7. ^ "Fr. Francisco Garces". Profiles in Mojave Desert History. Digital-Desert.
  8. ^ Gilbert, Bil (1973). The Trailblazers. Time-Life Books. pp. 96–100, 107.
  9. ^ Smith, Alson J. (1965). Men Against the Mountains: Jedediah Smith and the South West Expedition of 1826–1829. New York: John Day Co.
  10. ^ Weiss, Stephen C. (May 1999). "The John C. Fremont '1842, 1843–'44 Report' and Map". Journal of Government Information. 26 (3): 297–313.
  11. ^ Norris, Robert M.; Webb, Robert W. (1990). Geology of California. New York: Wiley. pp. 211–2, 248.
  12. ^ Hildebrand, GH (1982). Borax Pioneer: Francis Marion Smith. San Diego: Howell-North Books. ISBN 978-0-8310-7148-6.
  13. ^ "California Desert Conservation". CaliforniaDesert.gov. Archived from the original on 2011-02-13.
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Hesperia is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. It is located in the Mojave Desert 15 miles (24 km) north of San Bernardino. The locals refer to the surrounding area as the High Desert. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 90,173, up from 62,582 at the 2000 census.

Hesperia is a city situated within the Mojave Desert which is a Geomorphic Province on volcanic rock with upper soils characterized by light to dark brown silty sand. (Earth Metrics, 1989) The California Aqueduct traverses the Hesperia area. Much of the native flora of Hesperia is classified as California desert vegetation, dominated by junipers, joshua trees and sagebrush. The elevation rises from 3,200 in the north to about 4,000 feet (1,200 m) above sea level to the south. The San Andreas Fault, a major tectonic plate boundary of the Pacific and North American plates a few miles south of Hesperia in the Cajon Pass, has occasional seismic activity.

Hesperia is located at 3,191 feet (973 m) above sea level. It is an immediate neighbor of Victorville and Apple Valley, California.

Nearby cities include Adelanto, Crestline, Lake Arrowhead, Phelan, Lytle Creek.


The High Desert and Low Desert are informally bordered areas in California that are mostly a distinction known to locals of the area. High Desert (also known as Mojave Desert) is about 2,000 feet above sea level, and situated just north of the Low Desert (also known as the Sonoran Desert), which typically sits at about 500 feet above sea level.


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California Mojave Desert Where is the Mojave Desert? The geographic areas defined in this section are somewhat broadly defined and may overlap in some cases. The mountain regions making up the border, are described as subsections within the generalized regions as well as a separate list at the bottom of this page. Western Mojave

High Desert State Prison (HDSP)

Named High Desert State Prison by the Lassen County Board of Supervisors, the prison is located approximately eight miles east of the town of Susanville, or about a 1 hour 30 minute drive northwest of Reno, Nevada. Reports & Statistics. Institution Statistics (SB601), Operational Performance Measures (COMPSTAT) and Inmate Population Reports ...

Vocational, now referred to as Career Technical Education (CTE):

  • All Four Yards, CTE Computer Literacy
  • B Yard, CTE Building Maintenance, Auto Body/Paint, Electronics
  • C yard, CTE Building Maintenance


Adult Basic Education (ABE)1, ABE2, ABE3/GED. ABE2/3/GED, VEP High School, Face to Face College (A yard only), VEP college all yards, Transitions (Financial Literacy, Life and workplace behavior skills, community resources)

Other Education Programs:

Law and reading Libraries, Recreation activities, Media Center, Developmental Placement Program (DPP)


Faith Based Programs, Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Al-Anon, Criminals and Gangs Anonymous, Getting Out By Going In, Juvenile Diversion Program, Veterans Group, House of Healing, Positive Parenting, Victims Impact, Actors Gangs, Arts in Corrections, Lifers Group, Alternatives to Violence, Cage you Rage, Fatherless Fathers.

Reentry Hub:

HDSP is involved with the Department’s new Reentry Hub program. Reentry Hub programming is geared to ensure that, upon release, offenders are ready for the transition back into society. The core of Reentry Hub programming is Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (CBT) programming, an evidence-based program designed for inmates who have a moderate-to-high risk to reoffend, as assessed by the California Static Risk Assessment (CSRA), and who have an assessed criminogenic need, as identified by the Correctional Offender Management Profiling for Alternative Sanctions (COMPAS) and/or other assessment(s) identified by CDCR. CBT programs address the following major areas:

  • Substance Abuse
  • Criminal Thinking
  • Anger Management
  • California ID Program

Currently, every Facility is receiving a Reentry program for all eligible inmates. This will enable CDCR to bring the program to the inmates rather than moving inmates around the state to go to the program.

Family Liaison Service Specialist
CDCR provides through a contract with a community-based organization an on-site Case Manager as a family reunification liaison for inmates and family members, to assist with an inmates pre-release preparation; and conduct Parenting and Creative Conflict Resolution classes for inmates. Please call the Institution to contact the Family Reunification Liaison.


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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the ZIP codes including Landers, Joshua Tree and Twentynine Palms have a dramatically lower median household income than the overall figure for California ...


3620 Antelope Woods Rd. Acton, CA 93510-1757. Google Map. Link opens new browser tab. Mailing Address. 3620 Antelope Woods Rd. Acton, CA 93510-1757. Phone Number. (661) 269-0310.


Tamarisk Grove offers flush toilets and coin showers, which, for those that are familiar with desert camping, is a welcome amenity. Each of the 27 sites are first come, first serve. It costs /night to camp at Tamarisk Grove. Culp Valley Primitive Campground. Culp Valley Primitive Campground is a free, primitive and first-come, first-serve campground. About …


High Desert is a public school located in Acton, CA, which is in a fringe rural setting. The student population of High Desert is 350 and the school serves 5-8. At High Desert, 42% of students ...