It is March 2009 and the warm weather will bring our Desert Tortoise out of their burrows any day now. We had numerous sightings last year on the trail. Please…please do not touch them or harass in any way. Tortoise are protected under the Federal Endanged Species Act* as a Threatened Species. If you think one is in danger on the trail you can flag other users around it until it leaves the area.
If you see a desert tortoise wandering in a developed area or find an injured tortoise, please call the Tortoise hotline at 702-383-TORT (8678).