The American desert west was one of the last areas to be explored by Euro-Americans. Many colorful characters found a place here, drawn by the opportunities and sense of independence presented by the desert isolation and space. An increasing number of musicians, painters, and other artists are attracted to the intense quiet, open vistas and light quality.
Joshua Tree has grown from a quiet locale to one of the most visited parks in the country.
Joshua Tree has long attracted hardy individualists, from adventurers and prospectors to hikers and rock climbers.
Artists and movie makers are drawn to the desert’s unique light and spaces, which foster creativity under the vast sky.
Last updated: August 28, 2023