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California City, where there is room to exhale. Are you ready?
Did you know? Father Garcés exploration party camped at the foot of Castle Butte in 1776.
Did you know? The slower pace and endless nature of California City is less than 2hrs from downtown Los Angeles.
Two state parks lie in the El Paso mountains just north and east.
The splendor of Red Rock Canyon State Park is twenty minutes north of our city center. To the east, Tomo-Kahni, was the site of a Kawaiisu (Nuwa) winter village. Public tours take you to this hidden historic site.
Did you know? Test flights from Edwards AFB, where the speed of sound was broken, are seen almost daily over our city.
Did you know? The native Kawiiasu roasted and ate Desert Candles, which are in the cabbage family.
Did you know? Desert Tortoises can live to be 80-90 years old.
More than Tortoises
Desert Tortoises find refuge in this reserve and emerge from thier burrows in spring and fall. While visiting follow interpertive trails to learn about the plants and animals that make our desert home.