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The Victor Valley is a valley in the Mojave Desert and subregion of the Inland Empire, in San Bernardino County in Southern California.

It is located east of the Mojave's Antelope Valley, north of the Cajon Pass and the San Bernardino Valley, northeast of the San Gabriel Mountains, and northwest of the San Bernardino Mountains, and south of the Barstow area. The Mojave River flows northwards through the Victor Valley, primarily via underground aquifers.

Victor Valley, California (14331131328)
Aerial image of Victor Valley

Geography

Cities and towns

The Victor Valley contains four incorporated cities. The largest is Victorville. The rural desert valley region also has 15 unincorporated communities.

The Victor Valley has an estimated population of 390,000. The densest population is within a 10 miles (16 km) radius surrounding Victorville. The total population of the Victor Valley is similar to the City of Oakland in northern California.

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Transportation

The Victor Valley Transportation Center is an intermodal transit center in Victorville, that is served by Amtrak, Greyhound, the Victor Valley Transit Authority and military shuttles to Fort Irwin. The center also serves as a Park and Ride facility for carpooling commuters.

Rail

Amtrak serves Victorville and Barstow with once-daily trips on the Southwest Chief, and connecting Amtrak California Thruway bus service several times daily.

The planned Brightline West high-speed rail line to Las Vegas will terminate at the Victor Valley station until it is extended to Los Angeles or Palmdale.

Public transportation

Public transportation, provided by the Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA), serves most of cities and communities of the Victor Valley area. VVTA offers subsidized tickets for Greyhound Line busses to Barstow and San Bernardino. The Barstow Area Transit serves Barstow and its surrounding communities to the north. The two transit systems connect via the B-V Link service. Amtrak also serves the Valley at Victorville station.

The interstate Greyhound Lines transport system busses stops at the Victor Valley Transportation Center.

Highways

  • Interstate 15—primary freeway through the Victor Valley.
  • U.S. Route 395
  • Historic U.S. Route 66
  • California State Route 18—Rim of the World Highway
  • California State Route 138—Pearblossom Highway

Air

  • Victorville Airport (Southern California Logistics Airport), charter and general aviation, no commercial passenger services.
  • Apple Valley Airport, general aviation, fuel, aircraft rental, flight instruction.
  • Hesperia Airport, general aviation.

Attractions

  • Victor Valley Museum and Art Gallery — in Apple Valley.
  • The California Route 66 Museum — in Victorville.
  • Mojave Narrows Regional Park — at the surfacing of the Mojave River, in Victorville.
  • The Mall of Victor Valley
  • Victor Valley Memorial Park — in Victorville. Notable burials include Nolie Murray, founder of Murray's Dude Ranch,, former California Governor George Deukmejian, and golfer Lloyd Mangrum.
  • Hulaville Forest, site of former folk art environment.
Nearby summer/winter recreation
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