Pinto Basin Road Under Construction; Expect travel delays up to 30-minutes
The ongoing construction project to improve Pinto Basin Road will impact travel between the northern portion of the park and the Cottonwood/I-10 area. Please plan accordingly. The project is expected to be completed in August 2014. More »
Deteriorating conditions of Black Rock Canyon Road
The road leading to Black Rock campground has deep potholes, is deeply rutted, and can be difficult to negotiate, especially in large vehicles. Please drive with caution.
Access to some Cottonwood trails remains closed
Trail access remains closed to Cottonwood Spring Oasis, Lost Palms Oasis, and Mastodon Peak. More »
Keys Ranch Tour — Fridays & Saturdays 2 pm; Sundays 10 am
Reservations are required. You may purchase tickets by phone at 760-367-5522 and at the Cottonwood, Joshua Tree, or Oasis visitor centers prior to the tour day.
Fees: adults (12 and over) $5.00, Senior and Access Pass holders $2.50, children (6 – 11) $2.50. Children under six are free.
Cholla Cactus Garden — Wednesdays 10 am to Noon
Lost Horse Mine Hike — Thursdays 10 am (3/6 & 3/20 only)
Ryan Ranch Ramble — Thursdays 10 am (3/13 & 3/27 only)
Cottonwood Canyon Walk — Saturdays 2 pm
Cap Rock Discovery Hike — Sundays 2 pm
Did You Know?
Joshua Tree is crisscrossed with hundreds of faults, and is a great place to see raw rocks and the effects of earthquakes. The famous San Andreas Fault bounds the south side of the park and can be observed from Keys View. More...