To Angelenos Joshua Tree is a mystical expanse of desert. Worshipped as a place to escape the noise and busyness of the movie capital. Leaving the deodorant, the hair brush and the worries far away. It is a place loved by rock climbers, star gazers, hikers, the spiritual, the hippie, the motorcycler and the off roader. So many people from so many different walks of life love this desert preserve that protects thousands of acres of diverse desert landscape. Many people don't see the magical sides of this park, but I for one have drank the Koolaid and here are some of the beautiful things you can see if you take the time to explore this National Park.
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Joshua Tree National Park is located just 2 1/2 hours from Los Angeles. Making it one of the closest National Parks. Less than an hour from the ritzy party town of Palm Springs means you can stay in a poolside hotel, shop the outlets and explore the desert all in one day.
The expansive park is made up of both the Mojave and Colorado deserts with over 800,000 acres. It is a land of varying desert landscapes, from rows of Joshua Tree to towering boulders, miles of wildflowers and plenty of wildlife.
Hot summer temperatures make the best time to visit over the winter and spring. A park full of great trails, rock climbing/bouldering and star gazing. For the best experience grab a campsite at one of the many campgrounds or head out into the desert for a night under the stars.
(Always pack sufficient water, food and sun protection when hiking in this desert park. Temperatures can exceed 100 Degrees F.)
FortyNine Palms Oasis
Lost Horse Mine
There are 8 campgrounds inside Joshua Tree- four of which take reservations and four that are first come first serve, all maintained by the park service. On my last visit to Joshua Tree we reserved a spot at the Indian Cove Campground, which is located 13 miles East of Joshua Tree Village. It is situated around large boulders which can be climbed and some beautiful fields of flowering bushes.
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