Yucca Valley is a Southern California high desert community (elevation
3,300 ft.) that lies conveniently between the San Bernardino Mountains
and the Joshua Tree National Park. Located about 25 minutes from Palm
Springs, the town is characterized by moderate temperatures, clean air
and amazingly starry nights.
Situated on State Highway 62 where it is intersected by State Highway
247, Yucca Valley is the hub of the Morongo Basin communities and a host
of recreational opportunities and tourist attractions. The community is
a frequent stop for travelers en route to the Colorado River
With its rich western and mining heritage, Yucca Valley has maintained
its small town atmosphere while experiencing recent residential and
commercial growth. Voters approved incorporation in 1991 and the community
has thrived under local rule ever since.