PS - Hike: Bighorn Overlook - Sunrise Christmas Eve - SAVE THE DATE

  • Tue, December 24, 2024
  • 6:15 AM - 7:15 AM
  • Upper Parking Lot, Rancho Mirage City Hall, 69825 CA-111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270


Enjoy the sunrise on Christmas Eve morning with a beautiful view of the Coachella Valley from Bighorn Overlook!  We will hike easy to moderate switchbacks up to the overlook and pause to enjoy the sunrise.  From there we will proceed along the Jack Rabbit trail to the Roadrunner trail, which we will follow back down to the parking lot.

  • Distance: 1 mile loop
  • Distance gain: 400’
  • Trailhead elevation: 300’
  • Difficulty Rating: Easy - Moderate*
  • Trail is well-marked but rocky in places.  A headlamp or flashlight may be helpful at the beginning of the hike.
  • Hiking time: 1 hour
  • Meet: 6:15 AM at Bighorn Overlook trailhead (upper parking lot, Rancho Mirage City Hall).  Map
  • Important: Wear warm layers for expected early morning cold temperatures!
  • Hiking Requirements - you will need to be in good physical condition for this hike.

Bring Ten Essentials (click here), water (1 to 2 liters recommended), trail snacks. Sun protection and layered clothing are recommended. Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE). Hiking poles may be helpful.

Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water are required. 

Hiking Requirements - you will need to be in good physical condition for this hike.  Click here for more information.

Contact Hike Leader:  Kirk Olsen  email

Carpooling is encouraged and may be available if offered by driver. You are responsible for arranging you own transportation or ride share. 

Weather Policy: Inclement weather may cancel.

Health Problems/allergies  Discuss any medical concerns with the hike leader that may affect your ability to complete the hike. 

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