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El Mirage, California
El Mirage, California is located in California
El Mirage, California
El Mirage, California
Location in California
Country United States
State California
County San Bernardino
2,913 ft (888 m)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
Area codes 442/760
GNIS feature ID 252884

El Mirage (corruption of El Miraje, Spanish for "The Mirage") is an unincorporated community in the western Victor Valley of the Mojave Desert, within San Bernardino County, California.

El Mirage is next to the El Mirage Lake, a dry lake bed, and 12.5 miles (20.1 km) northwest of Adelanto.


The music video for the song "Dilly" by Band of Horses was filmed in 2010 at Murphy's Bar and Grill, now permanently closed.


El Mirage School, a K-8 Campus, is operated by neighboring Adelanto Elementary School District. Students in the upper grades attend High School in Victor Valley Union High School District, including Adelanto High School.

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