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Just 35 miles from Palm Springs, the community of Joshua Tree serves as a gateway to the awe inspiring geographical grandeur of Joshua Tree National Park. Sprawling across the Mojave and Colorado deserts, the park’s sun scorched scenery lends itself to a wealth of recreational opportunities. Rugged trails lure in hikers and mountain bikers, whilst rock climbers rate the park’s challenges amongst the best in the world. Après-adventure the community itself provides a pleasure laden base camp to retreat to, with everything from gourmet restaurants to theater.

Things to see

Dominated by gigantic boulder formations and adorned with plants and wild flowers, Joshua Tree National Park occupies almost 800,000 acres of otherworldly desert landscape. Named after the characterful blooming yucca plants that grow in the area, known as Joshua trees, the park’s human history dates back an estimated 5,000 years. Trails weave over the terrain, through mines and caverns, paving the way for hikers, whilst horseback riding, 4-wheel driving, and of course rock climbing can all be enjoyed too. Thriving with wildlife, enthusiasts will have the chance to see everything from rattlesnakes to golden eagles. Before venturing off into the wildness, be sure to get a few pointers from the rangers at Joshua Tree Visitor Center. Along with helpful advice, basic supplies and souvenirs are available for purchase. After an action packed day, take a seat and unwind at the Hi-Desert Cultural Center. The multi-theater complex hosts top-notch performances within its main historic theater and black box-style playhouse.

Hotels in Joshua Tree

The hotels in Joshua Tree and its neighboring high desert hubs come suited to every taste and budget. Choose from modern comfort and convenience in a chain hotel, a homely stay in a B&B, or a cavern, rock ‘n’ roll, or jungle-themed sleepover in a quirky motel. The larger accommodations offer guests plentiful amenities, ranging from onsite eateries and business centers, to fitness facilities and swimming pools to cool off in. Whilst in ‘the middle of nowhere’ the hotels in Joshua Tree don’t scrimp on the in-room mod-cons either. Expect internet access and cable television, as well as the convenience of refrigerators and microwaves.

Where to stay

A hotel in Joshua Tree puts you just moments from the park’s West Entrance. Resting on Twentynine Palms Highway (aka California State Route 62), the small community has plenty to offer despite its desert setting. The sunny streets are home to art galleries, beauty salons, gift shops, and equipment stores, along with restaurants serving up everything from vegan grub to American comfort favorites. A few short minutes away, Yucca Valley also serves as an ideal base camp. The town provides a larger choice of commercial offerings, including national chain stores and supermarkets, as well as family attractions such as The Hi-Desert Nature Museum.

How to get to Joshua Tree

Situated a 45 minute drive away from Joshua Tree, Palm Springs International Airport is the nearest gateway for those flying in. Whilst most of its scheduled services operate during the winter season, it still serves a good handful of US and Canadian destinations year-round. Links to major hubs include Dallas/Fort Worth International, Denver International, Seattle-Tacoma International, Phoenix Sky Harbor International, and Las Vegas’ McCarran International. You can also get into the area by train. Amtrak’s Sunset Limited service makes a stop in Palm Springs, 35 miles away. If you’re driving in, Joshua Hill sits on California State Route 62, which can be accessed via Interstate 10.