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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park is exactly one mile up the road (1.61km). Hailed as one of the world's natural wonderlands, this vast desert park of over one million acres spans two great desert ecosystems, the Colorado and the Mojave, and hosts the most famous Joshua Tree forest in the world. Originally championed in the 1930's by famed socialite and environmentalist, Minerva Hoyt and Landscape Architect Frederick Law Olmstead (designer of New York City's Central Park), this spectacular desert wilderness, with it's monumental granite rocks and fabulous wild and plant life, including many endangered species, has become Southern California's premier destination for nature lovers, hikers, climbers, and those who want to rejuvenate in what Ansel Adams referred to as "The sanity of nature."

From the comfort of your car, or the negotiated top of the sheerest rock face, the park offers a lifetime of new vistas and experiences. Initially preserved by President Franklin D.Roosevelt and appended by President Clinton, this national treasure, and the Joshua Trees, for which it is named, are preserved for our amazement.

The Park can be explored by car, bicycle, horseback, foot, or from commercial plane hired from the Joshua Tree Airport. It offers countless trails, camping and day sites for picnicking, carefully preserved wilderness areas for registered exploration, and rock climbing for all levels of skill and endurance. Guided tours of some sites require reservations.

National Park Headquarters and education centers exist at all entrances. There is a fee and site registration is recommended prior to arrival.

Amazing Photos of the Park