Two distinct desert ecosystems, the Mojave and the Colorado, come together in Joshua Tree National Park. A fascinating variety of plants and animals make their homes in a land sculpted by strong winds and occasional torrents of rain. Dark night skies, a rich cultural history, and surreal geologic features add to the wonder of this vast wilderness in southern California. Come explore for yourself. Read More
Where Two Deserts Meet
Every Kid in a Park
Joshua Tree is a great place to be a kid! Climb on boulders, camp out, become a Jr. Ranger ... there's lots to do.
What Exactly Is a Joshua Tree?
Dagger-like leaves? Sprawling, zig-zaggy branches? The Joshua tree looks like it belongs in a Dr. Seuss book.
What animals might you see on your Joshua Tree visit? How do they thrive in the desert environment?