Red Rock Canyon State Park is home to a remarkable collection of of desert cliffs, buttes and dramatic rock formations located where the southern end of the Sierra Nevada meet the El Paso Mountains. The park offers camping and hiking trails, and explodes with wildflower in the spring after a rainy winter.
The area was home to the Kawaiisu Indians, and the parks protects the petroglyphs and other artifacts they left behind.
Average Precipitation: 12.66 inches
Average Temperature: 66° Fahrenheit
Annual High Temperature: 110° Fahrenheit
Annual Low Temperature: 11° Fahrenheit
The park is 25 miles northeast of Mojave on Highway 14, near Cantil. Go west 1/4 mile on Abbott Drive. Signage indicating the turnoff is clearly visible on Highway 14.
The park is 120 miles north of Los Angeles, via Interstate 5 and Highway 14.