Alert 1 , Severity ,information ,, Missing Hiker
Paul Miller, 51, was last seen on Friday, July 13th as he departed his hotel with the intention of hiking Fortynine Palms Oasis, a popular hiking trail. Anyone having information as to the whereabouts of this individual, please call: (909) 383-5651.
Closures due to October Storm
Heavy rains on October 12th, 2018 caused flash flooding throughout Joshua Tree National Park and the surrounding area. Staff is working to assess damage and clean-up roads and facilitaties. Currently, the South Entrance is open, but restricted to one lane of traffic in some areas. Use caution. Find an alternate route if you are in an oversized vehicle or driving an RV.
Open: Queen Valley, Desert Queen Mine, O'dell, Bighorn Pass, Geology Tour, and Lost Horse Mine roads
Closed: all other dirt roads
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Note that this forecast zone covers a vast area with elevations ranging from 536 feet (163 m) in the park's extreme southeast corner to 5,814 feet (1,773 m) atop Quail Mountain. Conditions may vary greatly depending on your exact location within the park. Remember, your safety is your responsibility.
During the summer when temperatures soar, air quality may be poor. Please use caution and check our Live Weather & Air Quality Data page. During the fall and winter months, air quality is generally good.
North and West entrance stations
Moderate on November 5th and 6th
Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion
Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
People with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion.
People with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion. Everyone else should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion.
People with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should avoid all physical activity outdoors. Everyone else should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion.
Days are typically clear with less than 25% humidity. Temperatures are most comfortable in the spring and fall, with an average highs around 85°F (29°C) and average lows around 50°F (10°C) respectively. Winter brings cooler days, around 60°F (15°C), and freezing nights. It occasionally snows at higher elevations. Summers are hot, over 100°F (38°C) during the day and not cooling much below 75°F (24°C) at night.
View from Belle Mountain
Check out what it looks like atop Belle Mountain right now.