Salton Sea, Sonny Bono Wildlife Preserve and Salvation Mountain Tour
Take a tour to the largest inland body of water in California and the second largest body of saltwater in the USA. The Salton Sea is approximately 35 miles long and 15 miles wide.
It’s on the Pacific Flyway where more than 400 species of migratory birds visit annually. Many spend the winter on the surrounding wetland resting and feeding on the millions of tilapia in the sea. See them at the Sonny Bono Wildlife Preserve.
This latest lake was created by an act of nature in 1905 and is more than 230 feet below sea level. Where the San Andres Fault surfaces, still volcanically active, creates vast geothermal energy.
Also in this vicinity, is an American Folk Art treasure, Salvation Mountain, one man’s wildly colorful dedication to God, located near Slab City, a deserted Naval Base used by the Marine’s during World War II.
Come with us and learn about the Coachella Valley’s geology, history, culture and much more!