Road Information

Interstate 10 in California Total Mileage in State: 243 miles
Eastern End: At Arizona state line
Western End: At CA 1, in Santa Monica
Mileage covered in Photos: 185 miles
Counties covered in Photos: San Bernardino, Riverside
Major Junctions in Photos: I-215, in San Bernardino
US 95, in Blythe
Control Cities in Photos: Ontario, Fontana, Colton, San Bernardino, Loma Linda, Redlands, Banning, Palm Springs, Indio, Coachella, Blythe

Eastbound

   

Interstate 10 East at Exit 59: Valley Blvd / Etiwanda Ave  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East assurance shield.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 61: Cherry Ave  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

View on Interstate 10 East, nearing Fontana.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 63: Citrus Ave  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Take the next exit (Exit 64) to Sierra Avenue and Fontana.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 64: Sierra Ave  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 66: Cedar Ave / Bloomington  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Mileage sign on Interstate 10 East. It's 12 miles to Redlands and 56 miles to Palm Springs.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Speed limit sign on Interstate 10 East near Fontana. The speed limit on this stretch of I-10 is 65 mph for automobiles.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East entering the Rialto city limits.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 68: Riverside Ave / Rialto  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East approaching Exit 69 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 69: Pepper Ave  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 70A: Rancho Avenue  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 70B: 9th Street  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Take Exit 72 to Riverside and San Bernardino.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 71: Mt Vernon Avenue  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East approaching Exit 72 - 1/4 mile.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 72: Interstate 215 North - San Bernardino / Barstow; Interstate 215 South - Riverside  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East as it passes under the ramps to and from Interstate 215.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 73A: Waterman Ave South  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 73B: Waterman Ave North  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Take the next exit (Exit 74) to Loma Linda University and SBD Airport.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 74: Tippecanoe Ave / Anderson St  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 75: Mountain View Ave / Loma Linda  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Sign listing the distances to the three upcoming exits. California freeways have plenty of these signs to be seen on them.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 76: California St  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 77A: Alabama Street  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 77B: CA 210 / To CA 330 - Highland / Big Bear  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 77C: Tennessee Street  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Take the next exit (Exit 79) to Downtown Redlands Historic District.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 79: CA 38 - Eureka St / Orange St  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Mileage sign on Interstate 10 East. It's 14 miles to Beaumont and 64 miles to Indio.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Take the next exit (Exit 80) to University of Redlands.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 80: University Street  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East shield.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 81: Ford Street  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Take the next exit (Exit 83) to Oak Glen and Crafton Hills College.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 83: Yucaipa Blvd  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 85: Oak Glen Rd / Live Oak Canyon Rd  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

An older looking Interstate 10 East assurance shield.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Mileage sign on Interstate 10 East. It's 8 miles to Beaumont, 36 miles to Palm Springs, and 57 miles to Indio.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 86: Rest Area. The next Rest Area is 27 miles ahead.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Take any of the next 3 exits to Calimesa.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 87: County Line Road  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Just past Exit 87, the speed limit increases to 70 mph for automobiles. This is the standard speed limit for cars on most rural Interstates in California.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 88: Calimesa Blvd  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East assurance shield just past Exit 88.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 90: Cherry Valley Blvd  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East as it enters the Beaumont city limits.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Take any of the next 4 exits to Beaumont.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Use the next exit (Exit 92) to San Timoteo and Canyon Rd.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 92: Oak Valley Parkway  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 93: CA 60 West - Riverside / 6th Street  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Take the next exit (Exit 94) to Oak Glen.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Also use Exit 94 to Hemet and San Jacinto.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 94: CA 79 - Beaumont Ave  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Take any of the next 5 exits to Banning.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 96: Highland Springs Avenue  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 98: Sunset Avenue  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 99: 22nd Street / Downtown  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 100: CA 243 - 8th St / Idyllwild  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Take the next exit (Exit 101) to the Airport.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 101: Hargrave Street  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at the Weigh Station in Banning.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East approaching Exit 103 - 3/4 mile.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Speed limit sign on Interstate 10 East. Speed limit - 70 mph for automobiles. Still 55 mph for trucks.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Take Exit 103 to Morongo Indian Reservation.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 103: Malki Rd  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

View on Interstate 10 East.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Here is one of the signs indicating California's ridiculous 55 mph truck speed limit statewide.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 104: Morongo Trail  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 106: Main St  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

View on Interstate 10 East.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East assurance shield as you near Palm Springs.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Another view on Interstate 10 East.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

And another view on Interstate 10 East.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 110: Haugen-Lehmann  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 111: CA 111 - Palm Springs  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Mileage sign on Interstate 10 East, just past Exit 111. It's 32 miles to Indio and 129 miles to Blythe.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East approaching Exit 114 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 113: Rest Area  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 114: Whitewater  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

View on Interstate 10 East nearing Palm Springs. That's quite an impressive display of wind turbines!  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Take any of the next 3 exits to Desert Hot Springs.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

View on Interstate 10 East, of hundreds of wind turbines.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Take the next exit (Exit 117) to Morongo Valley and Joshua Tree.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Also take Exit 117 to Joshua Tree National Park.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 117: CA 62 - 29 Palms / Yucca Valley  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

View on Interstate 10 East.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East as it enters the Palm Springs city limits.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 120: Indian Canyon Dr / Palm Springs  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

View on Interstate 10 East.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 123: Palm Drive / Gene Autry Trail  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Mileage sign on Interstate 10 East. It's 7 miles to Palm Desert and 13 miles to Indian Wells.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

View on Interstate 10 East.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Take the next exit (Exit 126) to Cathedral City and Rancho Mirage.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 126: Date Palm Drive  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Mileage sign placed in the center of Interstate 10 East. It's 16 miles to Indio and 113 miles to Blythe.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 130: Bob Hope Dr  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Take either of the next 2 exits to Palm Desert.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 131: Monterey Ave  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East assurance shield just past Exit 131.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Mileage sign on Interstate 10 East. It's 11 miles to Indio, 108 miles to Blythe, and 256 miles to Phoenix.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Take either of the next 2 exits to Palm Desert and Indian Wells.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 134: Cook Street  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Road view on Interstate 10 East.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Take the next exit (Exit 137) to Sun City, Palm Desert, and Bermuda Dunes.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Take either of the next 2 exits to La Quinta as well.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Use Exit 137 to Indian Wells.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 137: Washington Street  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East as it enters the Indio city limits, at an elevation of -13 feet.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Take either of the next 4 exits to Indio.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Use the next exit (Exit 139) to Jefferson St.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 139: Indio / Indio Blvd  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Take the next exit (Exit 142) to the Fairgrounds.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 142: Monroe St / Central Indio  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 143: Jackson Street  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Take the next exit (Exit 144) to the Fairgrounds and Cabazon Indian Reservation.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 144: Golf Center Pkwy  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Overhead mileage sign on Interstate 10 East in Indio. It's 96 miles to Blythe and 245 miles to Phoenix.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 145: CA 86 - Brawley / El Centro  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 146: Dillon Road / Coachella  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Considering we were at an elevation below sea level in Indio, we have to go up, up, up sometime soon. That time is now. Before we go up a 10-mile climb, this sign warns trucks to turn off their air conditioning to prevent overheating for the next 10 miles. I never knew A/C could lead to overheating.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Road view on Interstate 10 East, as we begin the steep climb.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

View on Interstate 10 East.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Here we see an emergency truck parking area, in the case that their engines overheat while climbing this grade in the desert heat.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Road view on Interstate 10 East.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at a 2nd emergency truck parking area as we continue up the grade.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East assurance shield.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

View on Interstate 10 East. Still climbing.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Road view on Interstate 10 East, nearing the top of the grade.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 159: Rest Area  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Road view on Interstate 10 East.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East approaching Exit 162 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 162: Frontage Road  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East assurance shield just past Exit 162.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Mileage sign just past Exit 162. It's 9 miles to Chiriaco Summit and 76 miles to Blythe.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Road view on Interstate 10 East.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Take the next exit (Exit 168) to Joshua Tree National Park.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 168: Mecca / Twentynine Palms / Cottonwood Springs Rd  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Road view on Interstate 10 East.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 173: Chiraco Summit  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Mileage sign just past Exit 173. It's 19 miles to Desert Center and 68 miles to Blythe.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Road view on Interstate 10 East.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 177: Hayfield Rd  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

View on Interstate 10 East.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 182: Red Cloud Road  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East assurance shield located just past Exit 182.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Road view on Interstate 10 East.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 189: Eagle Mountain Road  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

View on Interstate 10 East.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East as it reaches an elevation of 1,000 feet. Even after that long, steep climb east of Indio, we've only went up a little over 1,000 feet? It's quite remarkable.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Take the next exit (Exit 192) to Lake Tamarisk.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East as it enters the Desert Center city limits.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Also take Exit 192 to Vidal Junction and Kaiser Rd.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 192: CA 177 - Desert Center / Rice Road  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East assurance shield.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Speed limit sign on Interstate 10 East. As a refresher, the speed limit for automobiles (not pulling trailers) on most rural Interstates in California is 70 mph.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

And the truck speed limit in California is 55 mph statewide. Don't even get me started on this.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Mileage sign on Interstate 10 East. It's 48 miles to Blythe and 195 miles to Phoenix.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Road view on Interstate 10 East.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 201: Corn Springs Rd  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

View on Interstate 10 East.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East approaching a series of curves. They're rather mild.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Road view on Interstate 10 East.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 217: Ford Dry Lake Rd  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East assurance shield.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

There is a state prison at the next exit (Exit 222). Don't pick up hitchhikers in the area.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 222: Wiley's Well Road / Rest Area  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Road view on Interstate 10 East.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Another view on Interstate 10 East.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Take the next exit (Exit 232) to Mesa Verde.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 232: Airport / Mesa Drive  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Mileage sign on Interstate 10 East. It's 4 miles to the junction of CA 78 and 7 miles to Blythe.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East shield.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Take any of the next 4 exits to Blythe.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 as it enters the Blythe city limits.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Take the next exit (Exit 236) to Cibola National Wildlife Refuge.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 236: CA 78 - Neighbours Blvd / Brawley  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

The speed limit remains 70 mph for automobiles through Blythe.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

But it's still 55 mph for trucks............  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Take the next exit (Exit 239) to Interstate 10 Business.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Also take Exit 239 to Palo Verde College.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 239: Lovekin Blvd / Blythe  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 240: 7th Street  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East approaching Exit 241 - 3/4 mile.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 241: US 95 - Intake Blvd / Needles  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Mileage sign on Interstate 10 East in Blythe. It's 115 miles to Wickenburg, 147 miles to Phoenix, and 263 miles to Tucson.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Road view on Interstate 10 East.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 243: Riviera Drive  (Photo taken 5/19/15).

Interstate 10 East as it prepares to cross into Arizona.  (Photo taken 5/19/15).