ROAD TRIP: Stop 7, Joshua Tree, California
LOCATION: 74485 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277-3597
Joshua Tree National Park is a vast protected area in southern California.
It’s characterized by rugged rock formations and stark desert landscapes. Named for the region’s twisted, bristled Joshua trees, the park straddles the cactus-dotted Colorado Desert and the Mojave Desert, literally two distinct desert ecosystems, the Mojave and the Colorado, come together in Joshua Tree National Park.
Joshua Tree National Park is open year-round.
There are few facilities within the park’s approximately 800,000 acres, making Joshua Tree a true desert wilderness just a few hours outside Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, and Phoenix.
When driving through you see all different types, the landscape changes on every bend. It’s quite magical.
My favourite part was these amazing Yellow cacti’s.
About 2.8 million visitors come to the park each year to enjoy activities such as hiking, camping, photography, rock climbing, and simply enjoying the serene desert scenery.
The busy season in Joshua Tree runs from October through May.
Though beautiful, the desert environment can be harsh and unforgiving. Read warning signals!
There is no cell service throughout the park.
Always keep an ample supply of water with you while travelling through the park, whether driving or hiking.
We recommend a minimum of one gallon of water per person, per day; hikers and cyclists should carry two gallons per person, per day.
Protect yourself from the sun by wearing sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. Be heat smart.
Hello, the first Joshua Tree we see in the National Park!
The name Joshua tree was given by a group of Mormon settlers crossing the Mojave Desert in the mid-19th century.
The tree’s unique shape reminded them of a Biblical story in which Joshua reaches his hands up to the sky in prayer.
They are pretty epic and stunning standing out in the desert. You can’t help but be in awe of them.
We hit the vintage stores in Joshua Tree, we met some very colourful characters and found some treasures. I also got a flano for my Oklahoma adventure after we finished the road trip.
I love walking a town and seeing how locals live and who lives in the small town. Having a chat and a laugh. It makes a town.
Instead of a hotel/motel, we opted for an Airbnb. It felt like the best way to experience Joshua Tree.
This gorgeous little house was the best idea ever.
After a great stay, it was time to hit the road one last time to LA, California.