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Landers is an unincorporated community in the Mojave Desert, in San Bernardino County, Southern California. Landers' population, as of 2016, is 3,910 people.GeographyLanders lies in the Homestead Valley of the southeastern Mojave Desert. The town's elevation is 3100ft above sea level.Landers, 14mi north of Yucca Valley, is bordered by the city of Joshua Tree to its southeast, Johnson Valley, California to its north, and Pioneertown to its southwest. California State Route 247, named "Old Woman Springs Road" in the area, passes through Landers from Yucca Valley en route north to Barstow.Giant RockAdjacent to Landers on the north is Giant Rock, covering 5800 sq. ft. and 7 stories high. Californian Indians in the region, where the north and south tribes met annually.From the 1950s through the 1970s, Landers was a popular gathering point for annual Spacecraft Conventions of UFO enthusiasts.HistoryThe area was also the epicenter of the June 28, 1992 Landers earthquake, a magnitude 7.4 strike-slip earthquake. It caused considerable structural damage to the surrounding area, and one death, of a three-year-old child.Plan the details of your Landers holiday and any onward adventuring with our easy-to-use United States trip itinerary planner.
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