Share a Sunset

Joshua Tree National Park 

visitors silhouetted against the sunset at Jumbo Rocks campground
Desert sunsets are a sight to behold.

NPS/Brad Sutton

As the sun drops towards the horizon, climb atop the nearest boulder and enjoy a vivid sunset with friends or loved ones.

Feel the day’s heat ebb, replaced by a brisk evening chill. Be on the lookout for the desert’s night shift - nocturnal animals - emerging from their burrows. Watch as the brilliant light from our nearest star fades and is replaced by the twinkling of countless others.

Plan your visit to Joshua Tree National Park today.

Enjoy the Desert Safely

Though beautiful, the desert environment can be harsh and unforgiving. Preparedness is critical for your safety.

  • Always keep an ample supply of water with you while traveling 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.
  • Avoid strenuous activity during times of extreme heat.
  • Protect yourself from the sun by wearing sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.
Remember, your safety is your responsibility.

Last updated: April 27, 2015