Took a ride to San Diego and ventured back before sundown through the mountains. So beautiful..will take your breath away. Try to stop at the scenic stops as often as possible every turn is breathtaking
The day I visited the Visitors Center was closed. It's open Thursday-Monday. Even though it was closed the bathrooms were open and you could still walk the trails around the area. Plants were well marked. The drive is very pretty and gives a great view of the valley.
The annual Wildflower Festival is held the first Saturday in March. An outdoor celebration of natures display of desert flowers. Guided walks, arts, crafts, kids zone, beer and wine garden, live music and even Smokey the Bear !!! A fun event for the entire family.