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Monument Night Adventures


May 18, 2024    
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Discover how the desert comes alive after dark! Do you know which animals change colors when you use a blacklight?

Using blacklights, a Friends’ volunteer docent will begin a short walk on uneven cobbled desert terrain in the basin below the dike/levy looking for scorpions and other nocturnal creatures that inhabit our desert.

This is a family friendly event. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Bring water, wear closed-toed shoes and a black light if you have one. If not, we will have a few black lights to share. Sorry, no dogs allowed on this trail.

RSVP is required, and you must bring your ticket with you for check-in 15 minutes prior to start time. Ticket reservations begin 14 days prior to the event.

A suggested non-refundable donation of $5.00 per person is appreciated and encouraged to support our volunteer programs.

For more information contact the Visitor Center at 760-862-9984.

We will meet at the Art Smith Trailhead parking lot located just past the driveway for the Visitor Center approximately 100 feet on the southwest side of Highway 74. Click here for map/UTM coordinates: 33.66797, -116.40766

Sponsored by Friends of the Desert Mountains. Visit our website at

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A scorpion under ultraviolet light, glowing with a bright greenish-blue color against a dark background.