Alerts & Conditions

Road Conditions


Park Boulevard
Major construction on Park Boulevard between Highway 62 and the park entrance closest to the town of Joshua Tree. This may cause delays, lane closures, and could limit access to Joshua Tree Visitor Center. Construction is scheduled through October 31.


  • Black Eagle Mine Road
  • Upper Covington Trailhead Spur


  • All paved roads
  • Bighorn Pass Road
  • Desert Queen Mine Road
  • Geology Tour Road
  • Live Oak Road
  • Lost Horse Mill Road
  • O'Dell Road
  • Old Dale Road
  • Pinkham
  • Split Rock Road
  • Stirrup Tank Road
  • Thermal Canyon
  • Wall Street Mill
  • Queen Valley Road


  • Covington Road: 4WD only


There will be ongoing construction at the Black Rock Nature Center from January 6 - March 5, 2020. The nature center will remain open during regular hours. The construction may close areas around the center, including the nature center's parking lot. Some parking spaces are likely to be closed during this time, and parking may be even more limited.

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Air Quality

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.

Average Weather

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.


Last updated: January 12, 2020

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74485 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277-3597


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