We started out by hiking 1.7 miles on the Skull Rock trail, which wound through the desert and among the rocks...it was beautiful! Our second stop was Keys View...it's not a trail, but rather a lookout point where visitors can see the San Andreas Fault directly below, the Salton Sea to the south, Palm Springs and Indio with the San Jacinto Peak behind them, and the 11,500 foot San Giordono Mountain to the north. Awesome!
As we headed out of the park, we stopped at the Barker Dam, which was at the end of a 1/2 mile hike. The dam is a water-storage reservoir that was constructed by ranchers in the early 1900s using an existing natural tank and is the watering spot for desert wildlife, including bighorn sheep.
There's still a cattle trough at the bottom of the dam.
We enjoyed our trek through the park and the weather was fabulous...all in all a great day!