If you look closely, you might see a tower on your way to San Diego. This tower lets you see for miles! You can see windmills, mountains, and the Imperial Valley.

In 1923, the Desert View Tower was built in the mountains to remember the pioneers. The pioneers were the first people to live in the Imperial Valley. It’s called the Desert View Tower because you can see the Imperial Valley desert from the top.

With almost 60 stairs, it’s a long trip to the tower! Be careful when climbing to the top, especially on a windy day!

From the top of the tower you can see the Coyote Mountains, the Salton Sea, Slab City, and even the Chocolate Mountains.

If you bring a quarter to the top of the tower, you can use binoculars to see the desert and mountains even closer.

Many people visit the tower to see what the mountains and deserts look like. When you go to the top of the tower, you are as high as the mountains!


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