Pinto Basin Road Renovation
Pinto Basin Road is being renovated. On weekdays you may encounter travel delays of up to 30 minutes. Cholla Cactus Garden is closed on weekdays. Cottonwood Visitor Center hours are 9 to 4 on weekdays, 8 to 4 weekends. More »
Rattlesnake Canyon Will Remain Closed Through May
To provide additional time to mitigate the vandalism, Rattlesnake Canyon will remain completely closed to the public for another 30 days. More »
Places To Go
Within its 800,000 acres, spanning two deserts and three of California’s ecoregions, Joshua Tree National Park provides visitors destinations displaying a variety of landforms, vegetation communities, and elevations.
Some offer good hiking, some good birding, and still others the opportunity to catch sight, if you are lucky, of a bighorn sheep or desert tortoise. Several have campgrounds and picnic areas. Some offer spectacular views.
Did You Know?
The reptiles of Joshua Tree National Park include one tortoise, 18 lizards, and 25 varieties of snakes. More...