Desert | California

Imperial Valley and Colorado River

In the Imperial Valley, go boating, fishing, and bird-watching at the saltier-than-the-ocean Salton Sea. Or, gather rocks and fossils at the Imperial Sand Dunes. Along the eastern border, boat through the spectacular Topock Gorge or houseboat, water-ski, and fish on Lake Havasu. To add a historical perspective to your trip, head south to Blythe to contemplate the intaglios - centuries-old giant figures carved into the earth by Native Americans.