Mountain View Resort

Poolside fellowship, barbeques, meditations and onsite activities are complemented by excursions to local destinations.

We plan these excursions as determined by group conscience on a regular basis.

As a community of persons in recovery we believe the value in sharing culture, arts, and nature, thru fellowship and common experience is a valued tool in building lasting foundations for long term sobriety.

Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley offer a vast variety of destinations from which to choose.

We offer the following for your consideration:



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745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262
The Palm Springs Air Museum is the legendary home to some of the greatest flying fighting machines of WWII. At any given time you will find a Hellcat, Wildcat, P-51 Mustang, P-47 Thunderbolt, B-25 Mitchell and the most majestic bomber of them all...a B-17 Flying Fortress. Robert Pond's collection is truly amazing and on every other Saturday the roaring sound of those mighty engines are heard throughout Palm Springs as one of them revs up for a dramatic fly-over. ... more

Cabot's Old Indian Pueblo Museum
East Desert View Ave.
Desert Hot Springs, CA
Featuring a Native American art gallery and authentic trading post, Cabot's Old Indian Pueblo Museum is a Hopi-styled structure painstakingly crafted over a 20-year period.
Open Wed.-Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: $2.50 adults, $2 seniors, $1 16 and under.

dataChildren's Discovery Museum of the Desert
71-701 Gerald Ford Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-321-0602 Fax: (760) 321-1605
A Hand-On Museum with over 50 exhibits for children to manipulate, explore, and discover such as "Dig It" our archaeological dig where children can dig for actual Cahuilla Indian artifact replicas. Our campus boasts an Outdoor Amphitheater, the Dinah Shore Center for Performing Arts, a Covered Picnic Area, Community Gardens, and a beautifully landscaped campus. We offer many great programs including Camps, Field Trips, Toddler Programs, Birthday Parties and More!
Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM and Mondays during months January-April from 10 AM to 5 PM. Admission is $6 per person aged 2 and up. Membership is $15 per person annually.

Coachella Valley Museum & Cultural Center
82-616 Miles Ave.
Indio, CA
Features the handiwork and artistry of those native to the Coachella Valley.
10am - 4pm Wednesday - Saturday, 1 - 4pm Sunday, Sept - June
Docent program, classes, gift shop. $1, seniors, children 50 cents.

The California Museum of the Heart
Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA
Featuring an interactive 104 seat "Happy Heart" Cinema, the California Museum of the Heart will get your blood pumping with fun facts about your body's most powerful machine! Open Monday thru Friday 7am - 7pm Saturday Sept - May, 8am - noon. Closed Sunday and most holidays.
Suggested donation: Adults $2.50, Seniors 62 and older $2, Children 6 - 17,
students or military with ID 50 cents. Members and children 6 and under free.

Jude E. Poynter Golf Museum
Fred Waring Drive & San Pablo Avenue
Palm Desert, CA
Dedicated to the Coachella Valley's most popular sport.
Open daily 8am - 8pm or by request at driving range.
Victor J. LoBue Institute of Golf, College of the Desert.

General George Patton Memorial Museum
760- 227-3483
Dedicated to the life of the famous commander of the US 3rd Army who miraculously rescued the Americans trapped at Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge. The General George Patton Memorial Museum does proud justice to one of the greatest military leaders in American history. Open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission $3 adults, $2.75 seniors, under 12 free.
30 miles east of Indio
take I-10 to Chiriaco exit.

101 Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley’s ONLY art museum, the Palm Springs Art Museum features contemporary & Western art, culture, art classes and workshops for children and adults, the Annenberg Theater, basketry by the indigenous Cahuilla Indians, a Contemporary Glass Center, and regularly changing art exhibitions... more

The Palm Springs Historical Society
221 South Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Built in 1885, The McCallum Adobe was the first pioneer home built in Palm Springs. Nine years later, Welwood Murray (Palm Springs' first hotel owner) created Miss Cornelia White's quaint "Little House" out of railroad ties. It is also the home of Palm Springs' first telephone. Both are open to the public from October thru May... more

Twentynine Palms Historical Museum
6136 Adobe Road
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
Archaeological artifacts from the early Sarrano/Morongo tribes are displayed alongside those of the first pioneering settlers.

Village Green Heritage Center
In the heart of Palm Springs
221-223 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, California
During the 50th Anniversary of the Incorporation of the City of Palm Springs (April 1988), 4000 engraved bricks were used to build the walkways leading into the Village Heritage Center. The Center is dedicated to those hardy pioneers who first settled the area. The museums in the center are:

McCallum Adobe
Built in 1885, the home of the Palm Springs Historical Society is also the first pioneer home built in Palm Springs. Containing the personal memorabilia of Pearl McCallum McManus, the McCallum Adobe provides a fascinating portal into the frontier days of Palm Springs. Open Wednesday & Sunday noon - 3pm, Thursday - Saturday 10am - 4pm. Closed end of May to mid-October, 50 cents.

Miss Cornelia White's House
Alongside Palm Springs first telephone, Miss White's bibles are still here in this famous abode built in 1894 of railroad ties. Open Wed. & Sun. Noon - 3pm, Thursday - Saturday 10am - 4pm. Closed end of May to mid-October 50 cents.

RUDDY'S GENERAL STORE MUSEUMRuddy's General Store Museum
Featuring 6,000 UNUSED items, Ruddy's General Store seems as if it was transported from the sidewalk of the Yellow Brick Road. In fact, if you had seen the premier of the Wizard of Oz in 1939 you would have found yourself buying your dry goods that day in a store EXACTLY like this. Open October - June Thursday - Sunday 10am - 4pm, July - September Saturday & Sunday 10am - 4pm. Admission 50 cents. 760-327-2156 ... more

Agua Caliente Cultural Museum Information Center
Features artifacts, jewelry, music and photographs of the indigenous Cahuilla Indians. You should make it a point to poke your head in and pay your respects. After all, these guys were here first...
Open Monday - Saturday 10am - 4pm, Sunday noon - 3pm. Free.


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The Desert Holocaust Memorial
Located at the Palm Desert Civic Center Park
San Pablo and Fred Waring
Over 6,000,000 innocents perished in the Holocaust and The Desert Holocaust Memorial is a devastating reminder of that horrible episode in history that happened only a little more than 50 years ago. Located within Civic Center Park in Palm Desert, The Desert Holocaust Memorial features seven towering bronze figures surrounded by cobblestone and lighting influenced by that at the Auschwitz Extermination Camp. ... more



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Annenberg Theater

101 Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Located inside the Palm Springs Art Museum,
the Annenberg Theater boasts state-of-the-art lighting and sound. Here you will find the finest in ballet, opera and classical music. ... more

McCallum Theater For The Performing Arts

73-000 Fred Warring Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Located inside the Bob Hope Cultural Theater, the McCallum Theater for the Performing Arts is rivaled only by the Annenberg Theater as the Coachella Valley's premier concert hall for everything from symphonies to musicals.... more

The Palm Canyon Theatre
538 North Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Reservations: 760-323-5123 (9am - 5pm)
The Only Professional Theatre in the Coachella Valley!

The Plaza Theater
128 South Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
The Plaza Theater is home to the world-famous Palm Springs Follies!


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Aerie Art Garden
71-255 Aerie Dr.
Palm Desert, CA
Showcasing the beauty of the desert in a garden setting, the Aerie Art Garden is toured by appointment only from
September to May.

Big Morongo Canyon Preserve
PO Box 780
Morongo Valley, CA 92256
Shades of Jurassic Park! Located directly off of State Highway 62, the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve is over six miles long featuring 3,900 acres of virgin territory dating back two billion years!

Coachella Valley Preserve
PO Box 188
Thousand Palms, CA 92276
In the center of this 13,000 acre preserve you will find the Coachella Valley's own version of the Garden of Eden:
the Thousand Palms Oasis.

Indian Canyon - Cahuilla Indians

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Indian Canyon and its surrounding Palm and Andreas Canyons feature the most palm trees of any canyon in the world. And yes...there are mountain lions in those distant hills!... more

1701 South Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92264
Located at the southern end of Palm Canyon Drive, the Moorten Botanical Gardens and Cactarium is a favorite Palm Springs attraction and the enduring legacy of Patricia and Chester "Cactus Slim" Moorten. The Moorten Botanical Gardens now boasts 3,000 examples of desert cacti and other desert plants, grouped by geographic regions: Arizona, Baja California, California, Colorado, the Mojave desert, the Sonora desert, South Africa, arid South America, and Texas. Outdoor collections include agaves, bombax, crested Cereus, cardon and boojum trees, arborescent "candelabra" Euphorbia, a two-story Pachypodium, thorned Caesalpinia and Bursera, and some dozen aloes of southern Africa and Madagascar.... more

Seaview Ranch Date Gardens
84-510 Johnson Street
Thermal, CA 92274
Seaview Ranch proudly features both the Deglet Noor and the Medjool varieties. The Coachella Valley literally saved the Medjool date from extinction and at the Seaview Ranch Date Gardens you'll be able to sample to your heart's content.

Shields Date Gardens
80-225 Highway 111
Indio, CA 92201
Shield's features everything from dates to dried fruits with a cornucopia of nuts and fruit flavored wines in between. Make sure you sample one of their delicious date shakes.


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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
(760) 767-5311
With over 600,000 acres, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is the largest desert state park in the contiguous United States. 500 miles of dirt roads, two huge wilderness areas and 110 miles of riding and hiking trails provide visitors with an unparalleled opportunity to experience the wonders of the Colorado Desert. The park features washes, wildflowers, palm groves, cacti and sweeping vistas. Visitors may also have the chance to see roadrunners, golden eagles, kit foxes, mule deer and bighorn sheep as well as desert iguanas, chuckwallas and four species of rattlesnake. Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is located on the eastern side of San Diego County, with portions extending east into Imperial County and north into Riverside County. It is about a two-hour drive from from Palm Springs. Highway S2 enters the park from the south off of Interstate 8.

Cathedral City Parks & Leisure Services
68-727 Highway 111
Cathedral City, CA 92234

Coachella Valley Recreation & Park District
45-871 Clinton Street
Indio, CA 92201

Joshua Tree National Monument
Twentynine Palms
O.K...forget Sedona (it's too commercialized now anyway). You want spiritual? You want eternity? This is the place to escape to and wonder what it all means. The Joshua Tree National Monument is the unique result of two great deserts, the
low Colorado and the high Mojave, coming together to create a geological and floral fantasy land that is unsurpassed.

47-900 Portola Avenue
Palm Desert, CA
When they named this 1,200-acre interpretive center the Living Desert they weren't kidding. Mountain lions, wolves, javelina, bobcats, golden eagles, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, leopards and much more abound here
in a natural setting nestled at the foot of the Santa Rosa Mountains reminding one that the early Indians and pioneers were never alone.
Open daily 9am - 5pm, last admission 4:00pm. General admission $11.95; Senior $10.50; Children 3-12 $7.50. Summer hours, June 16 to August 31, Open 8am to 1:30pm. Summer prices: Adult $8.75; Children 3-12 $4.75. Admission is free to members. Group rates. Free parking. Take Hwy. 111 east to Palm Desert, right on Portola Avenue.... more


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Palm Springs Dog Park
222 Civic Drive North (behind City Hall)
Palm Springs, CA 92262
The Palm Springs Puppy Paradise? The Coachella Valley Canine Corner?
Call it what you will, it's a great idea that was loooooooong overdue!... more

Palm Springs Parks, Recreation & Golf Courses
401 South Pavilion Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Trail Discovery Hiking Guide Service. Professionally guided hikes, foothills, canyons, Joshua Tree National Park. Runners welcome. 760-325-HIKE.

Hiking, Biking and Equestrian Trails Guidebook at Rancho Mirage City Hall, 69-825 Hwy. 111, 760-324-4511. Comprehensive, $4.50.


Horse shows: The Indio Desert Circuit Horse Show Held January 27 thru March 14th, the Desert Circuit is largest hunter/jumper event West of the Mississippi. Horseback Riding: "Hi Ho Silver!" The Coachella Valley is a horse rider's paradise. Bond with your personal version of Mr. Ed at:

  • Indian Canyon - Cahuilla Indians 760-345-5673
  • Ivey Ranch Equestrian Center, Trail rides, hay rides, overnight rides, cookouts, arenas, team penning, gymkhanas. 73-605 30th Ave., Thousand Palms, 760-343-4251.
  • Los Compadres Stable, Guided trail rides and elite personalized tours, 1849 S. El Cielo Road, Palm Springs. 760-327-5411.
  • Coyote Ridge Stables Guided trail rides through the cool foothills of Morongo Valley. Specializing in private rides for small groups. 50639 Panorama Dr. Morongo Valley, CA 92256 760-363-3380 By Reservation Only
  • Smoke Tree Stables, Riding in the Desert, Mountains and Indian Reservation Canyons. Hay wagon rides, Western cookouts and horseback luncheon rides. 2500 Toledo Ave., Palm Springs, 760 327-1372


Off Road Rentals
If you're looking for an outfitter that rents ATV, quads, motorcycles, enduros, dirt bikes, etc. Look no further...this is the place! Call 760-325-0376 for info.

Enjoy spectacular views of the Ponds, Windmills, Sand Dunes, the Whitewater River and the wind carved Badlands of the Northern Coachella Valley! Open 10 am until Sunset Everyday!
59511 Highway 111
Palm Springs, California 92262
Reservations: 760-325-0376


Palm Springs Aerial Tramway- When it snows, the world famous Aerial Tram practically doubles in popularity as a ski-lift. Compared to the desert climate of Palm Springs, it's a whole other world up there and when it snows (which is often) ...there are plenty of snow activities to enjoy.


Windmill Tours - Stupendous Wind Turbine blades are turning 200 feet overhead, with a rotor sweep half the length of a football field, in the wind as it rushes through the fabled San Gorgonio Pass. This 1-1/2 educational tour will carry you along the floor of the Colorado Desert, part of the Sonoran Desert. Spectacular Mountain and Moonscape vistas are also part of this brilliantly narrated tour. Toll Free - (877)449-WIND


Palm Springs Swim Center - Located in Sunrise Park on Sunrise Way and Ramon Rd., the Palm Springs Swim Center features a 50-meter Olympic-size public pool, two 1-meter diving boards, one 3-meter board, spacious lawns, sun deck and a separate section for children. The temperature is maintained at 80-84 degrees. Instruction for all ages.
Open April - Sept. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Oct.-Mar. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Night swimming in summer. Admission $3 adults, $2 children 4-12, 3 and under are free with paid adult. 25 swims for $20 cards available. 760-323-8278.

Palm Springs Oasis Waterpark -This is it. Where the kids act like kids and the adults act! This 21-acre water wonderland features over a dozen water slides, the notorious free-fall slides, body-and board-surfing in a 2/3-acre wave pool, an inner tube ride, beach volleyball and even a Squirt City for small children. Beach food, rental "hideaway" cabanas, lockers and dressing rooms.
Open daily at 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., March-Labor Day, plus weekends Sept. 9-Oct.29.
General admission $21.95, $14.95 children 40-60 inches tall, under 40 inches free. $10.95 seniors. Discounts after 3:30 p.m. June 10-Labor Day. Group discounts for 15 or more. MasterCard and Visa accepted. Off I-10 south on Gene Autry Tr. bet. Ramon Rd. and E. Palm Canyon Dr. 760-325-7873.


The Living Desert -This 1,200 acre park, one of our desert's must-see attractions, is a living museum of desert plants and rare or endangered species of animals from around the world. Camels, meerkats, cheetahs, warthhogs, zebras, mountain lions, and the Santa Rosa Mountain bighorn sheep are just some of the wildlife on display. Explore on your own or take the guided tour by electric train. There is a gift shop, cafe, picnic areas, and hiking trails. If you're lucky enough to be here for the holiday season, come in and experience "Wildlights", an evening light show that is one of the reserve's most popular attractions, especially for children. 47-900 Portola Avenue off of Highway 111 in Palm Desert. 760-346-5694.

San Andreas Fault

Many people do not understand what an earthquake is, how it happens,what the effects are, or even exaclty what the fault, which runs through the Coachella Valley, looks like. Scientists think the action of the fault is what formed the valley, and you can find out all about it on one of three tours now being offered.

Jurassic Expeditions 760-862-5540
The San Andreas Fault Tour 760 322-6029
Desert Adventures Jeep Eco-Tour 888-440-5337 or 760-324-JEEP



Joshua Tree Rock Climbing - Experience the wonderful sport of rock climbing in one of our nation's most popular and spectacular climbing areas - Joshua Tree National Park! Celebrating their 12th year in business, the Joshua Tree Rock Climbing School offers exciting 1- 4 day courses featuring all levels of instruction from beginners to advanced (ages 6 years and up). AMGA Certified Guides on staff. Individual, group and family outings offered. All climbing equipment included.
Toll Free Reservations & Information : 1-800-890-4745



Bighorn Bicycles - The Palm Springs bicycle rental and tour company. Quality trek bikes, knowledgeable guides, spectacular destinations. Hourly and daily. 302 N. Palm Canyon Drive, (760) 325-3367.


Join us for a climb high above the Coachella Valley in rugged back country with our Palms to Pines Tour. Venture into the treasure of Indian Canyons: lush oasis, palm groves, desert lavender, ancient trails, streams and waterfalls. And for a view of the valley clear to the Salton Sea, come with us on our Wind Turbine/Joshua Tree Monument Ride. Canyon Jeep Tours provides an adventure you'll soon not forget. Our Jeeps are large nine passenger, canopy covered, open air, four wheel drive vehicles. Jeeps are completely rebuilt for your comfort and safety. Each Jeep is painted with a different jungle animal pattern! Toll Free Reservations : 1-800-854-1279


Balloon rides above the desert.

Balloon Above The Desert
40374 Moonflower Ct.
Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 776-5785 (800) 342-8506



Sky Sailing- features the QUIETEST flight you'll ever experience as you soar higher and higher with the wind beneath your wings. (760) 782-0404


Palm Hills Croquet Association
P.O. Box 4938
Palm Springs, CA 92263


Palm Springs International Film Festival Tenth annual event at downtown Palm Springs theaters, presented by the City of Palm Springs with other sponsors TBA, featuring the best of EuropaCinema with more than 100 international film screenings from many countries, including premieres, seminars, workshops, national galas saluting various countries. 760-778-8979

The Riverside Date Festival began as a celebration of the date harvest. 800-863-8247


The Coachella Valley is a hiker's dream of canyons and pathways.

Indian Canyon - Cahuilla Indians

Happy Traveler RV Park
Community hikes Wed. (Nov.-Mar.), 211 West Mesquite, 760-325-7530.

Hiking through the beautiful desert landscape. Nature Hikes
- provide an opportunity to learn more about our unique desert environments with an informed and enthusiastic guide. All nature hikes meet at the Museum's north parking lot each Wednesday and Saturday at 9 a.m. 760-325-0189

Desert Museum Naturalist - Friday and Saturday (October thru April), 760-325-7186.

Desert Safari Guides and Outfitters
Provides professionally guided Tours and Expeditions into the Indian Canyons and desert including Tours and Expeditions lasting from one to six hours. A Full moon Moonlight Expedition is also offered monthly. Loaner hiking packs provided. 760-776-6087 or (888) TO SAFARI (toll free)

The Sierra Club Saturday and Sunday in season, 760-321-5778.

Coachella Valley Hiking Club - weekends year-round, plus some week days (Nov.-May), 760-345-6234.