Multimedia Presentations


Enjoy the sights and sounds of this diverse desert park through short films produced in the park. These videos include a three-part Keys Ranch Tour, wildlife spotlights, and scenic landscapes to enhance your park experience. Many videos are captioned and audio described.
Two rangers wearing large backpacks and standing back to back to each other
Backpacking Permit Orientation

Learn about the rules, regulations, and best practices for backpacking in Joshua Tree National Park.

A close up of a bark ranger pup on a leash.
Bark Ranger

Do you have what is takes to be a Bark Ranger at Joshua Tree National Park? Watch this video to find out!

Sun setting over hills and a valley filled with Joshua trees
B-Roll Video Index

The B-Roll archive is an online resource to provide free, public domain, downloadable video clips for multimedia use.

Close up of a desert tortoise
Desert Tortoise TV

Learn the difference between a tortoise and turtle plus how to move a desert tortoise that is in the road!

Stars over rocks and Joshua trees
Disappearing Darkness Videos

The park has some of the darkest night skies in all of southern California, but light pollution is an growing threat on the horizon.

A ranger shrugging her arms, with mountains beyond. Text at the bottom reads Ranger Kylie.
Granite Desk Series

Gather around this virtual desk to learn about the desert from park rangers.

A ranger presentation in front of a piece of wooden and metal machinery.
Keys Ranch

The Keys Ranch is a popular reservation-only program. Those who are unable to attend the tour can watch it here, split into in three parts.

A close up of two bright orange globemallow flowers with yellow pistils.
Nature Minute Series

Watch short, peaceful scenes from around the park.

Sunset over a field of Joshua trees
Partnerships and Collaborations

Watch videos created by park partners and collaborators including Leave No Trace Wilderness Backpacking and Your First Day at Joshua Tree!

A ranger stands in front of palm trees and smiles at the camera
Ranger Moments

Watch your favorite rangers explore and discuss the science, history, and scenery of Joshua Tree National Park.

A valley of Joshua trees, rock domes in the background
Scenic Series

View the beautiful landscape of Joshua Tree or virtually wander down the Cap Rock Trail!

A park ranger in an NPS cap holds a desert plant
Staff Spotlight Series

Some park employees are highly visible, while others work behind the scenes. Watch this series to see behind the scenes at Joshua Tree!

A ranger on a trail smiles widely.
Trail Tips

A must watch before hiking a desert trail.

Two hikers on a trail surrounded by vegetation and rocks
Wilderness Wandering Series

Backpacking, Hiking, and Climbing in Joshua Tree Wilderness.

Fire burning on mountain ridges above a town and a Joshua tree.
Fire in the Mojave Desert

In the Mojave Desert, fires provide an opportunity for invasive plants to take root, which in turn leads to larger and more frequent fires.


Last updated: March 4, 2023

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