California Points of Interest

Cahuilla Tewanet Scenic Overlook

A nature trail and scenic overlook into the Santa Rosa Mountain range, located on State Highway 74 near Pinyon Flats, approximately ten miles south of Palm Desert.

A roadside stop and destination for travelers to learn about the native people where what is now known as the Coachella Valley, 21 interpretive panels help visitors understand how the natural resources, preserved as San Jacinto and Santa Rosa Mountains National Monument, continue to be a living landscape for the indigenous people and by Cahuilla People today.

Managed for cultural and biological preservation, the US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management integrate the values of local tribes which live adjacent to the Monument in this project by involving tribal members in the development of content and photography. A panel addressing Bird Songs, the oral history of these people is accompanied by an audio box where one can listen to Cahuilla Bird Singers chant with rattle percussion. On the final panel, “Taxliswetem, Cahuilla People” the Cahuilla address how they survived the changes non-Indians brought to their world and they learned how to adapt to changing life ways.


Points of Interest
210 Border Monument
A-7 Pass
A-7 Valley
Aerial Tramway Upper Terminal Mountain Station
Brawley Slide Hill #3
Buttercup Valley
Cahuilla Tewanet Scenic Overlook
Cahuilla Tewanet Vista Point
China Wall Hill #5
Coachella Valley Vista Point
Comp Hill
Competition Hill #1
Dunes Vista LTVA
Filers Hole
Glamis Beach Store
Grays Well
Indian Canyons
Li'l Buttercup
Lizard Hill #4
Mesquite Mine
Mex. Buttercup
Monkey Paw
Oldsmobile Hill #2
Osborne Overlook
Patton Valley
Plank Road
Tahquitz Canyon Visitor Center
Test Hill
The Ceiling Hill #7
The Wall Hill #6
Tube 1
Tube 2
Tumco Historic Site
Wash 10
Wash 12
Wash 14
Wash 16
Wash 18
Wash 2
Wash 20
Wash 4
Wash 6
Wash 8
Watchable Wildlife Site

Nearby Camping
Location Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Rockhouse Canyon Rd Dispersed Numerous 639 ft
Borrego Palm Canyon - Anza Borrego Desert State Park 117 749 ft
Pinyon Flat 18 4,026 ft