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Carrizo Plain: general information

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  • Type of destination: National Monument
  • Location of destination: USA - California
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The Carrizo Plain is an area by-passed by time. Soda Lake, its centerpiece, is a glistening bed of white salt, set within a vast open grassland, rimmed by mountains.
The plain is home to diverse communities of wildlife and plant species, and is an area culturally important to Native Americans. It is traversed by the San Andreas fault, which has carved valleys, created and moved mountains, and yet close up, is seen in a subtle alignment of ridges, ravines and normally dry ponds.
Please follow the ...
The Carrizo Plain is an area by-passed by time. Soda Lake, its centerpiece, is a glistening bed of white salt, set within a vast open grassland, rimmed by mountains.
The plain is home to diverse communities of wildlife and plant species, and is an area culturally important to Native Americans. It is traversed by the San Andreas fault, which has carved valleys, created and moved mountains, and yet close up, is seen in a subtle alignment of ridges, ravines and normally dry ponds.
Please follow the recommended routes on the bureau of landmanagement website carefully.
The Wallace Creek Interpretive Trail walks visitors to the geological activity of the San Andreas fault on the Carrizo Plain over time. For more information about all aspects of the San Andreas fault see the San Andreas Fault website.
This is the official Brochure and Map by the Bureau of Landmanagement.
The Carrizo Plain is an area by-passed by time. Soda Lake, its centerpiece, is a glistening bed of white salt, set within a vast open grassland, rimmed by mountains.
The plain is home to diverse communities of wildlife and plant species, and is an area culturally important to Native Americans. It is traversed by the San Andreas fault, which has carved valleys, created and moved mountains, and yet close up, is seen in a subtle alignment of ridges, ravines and normally dry ponds.
Please follow the ...

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