Welcome to Joshua Tree National Park


Rock climbers know ‘JT’ as the best place to climb in California, hikers seek out hidden, shady, desert-fan-palm oases fed by natural springs and small streams, and mountain bikers are hypnotized by the desert vistas.

In springtime, the Joshua trees send up a huge single cream-colored flower. It was Mormon settlers who named the trees because the branches stretching up toward heaven reminded them of the Biblical prophet Joshua pointing the way to the promised land. The mystical quality of this stark, boulder-strewn landscape has inspired many artists, most famously the band U2, who named their 1987 album the Joshua Tree.


Top experiences in Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park activities

$189 Day Trips & Excursions

Joshua Tree Hummer Adventure from Palm Desert

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: San Andreas Fault, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CaliforniaWe go to the 3rd largest Oasis in the world where you will walk over a bridge that straddles the San Andreas Fault. This location is like a scene taken in Hawaii leaving the guests bewildered that they are actually in a desert. Here thousands of iconic Palm Trees grow out of the water gurgling out of the fault.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Joshua Tree National Park, Joshua Tree, CaliforniaOur shuttle van will take you to the city of Joshua Tree where we trade for our H-1 Military Hummer to complete your adventure. We climb to the top of a breathtaking overlook called Eureka Peak that will give you a stunning view of the valley below and a view that stretches all the way to Mexico.Duration: 30 minutes

$200 Day Trips & Excursions

Joshua Tree National Park SUV or Van Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Keys View, Joshua Tree National Park, CaliforniaFrom the Keys View overlook, you can see all the way to Mexico on a clear day!Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Hidden Valley, Joshua Tree National Park, CaliforniaEnjoy a 1-mile easy guided hike through picturesque Hidden Valley.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Joshua Tree Visitor Center, Joshua Tree, CaliforniaTour includes a short stop at the Joshua Tree Visitor's Center (West Entrance).Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Joshua Tree National Park, Joshua Tree, CaliforniaThis is the perfect tour for those who want to learn about the 16th largest park in the National Park System. Managed 85% as a vast federal wilderness, Joshua Tree National Park lies within the Mojave Desert – and, it’s an architectural wonderment of fabulous, jumbled boulders, along with the Park’s iconic and endemic Dr. Seuss-esque’s plant:  the Joshua Tree. This tour is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the Park’s lively pioneer and dramatic mining history, the ancients' footprints and culture, take a walk (or easy) hike, possibly see focused rock climbers practicing for future big wall climbs, and learn about plants treasured by high desert enthusiasts – all through lively narration from your seasoned guide. Everyday is a new day in Joshua Tree, so you never know what you might find!Guests joining us in the Greater Palm Springs area will enjoy a narrated tour of the Coachella Valley and learn about the wind and solar energy generated from the San Gorgonio Pass wind and solar farms on the way to the Park. Guests may also join the tour at the Park’s west entrance Visitor's Center in the town of Joshua Tree. Both options include a delicious picnic lunch.Duration: 3 hours

$169 Outdoor Activities

Joshua Tree National Park Jeep Tour

This 4- hour jeep tour takes you to one of the nation’s most outstanding wilderness treasures, Joshua Tree National Park. Take rugged back-country trails through the Little San Bernadino Mountains to take you from the Colorado Desert to over 4000 feet elevation in the Mojave Desert. You will be treated to magnificent unspoiled desert vistas, spectacular rock formations, unique plant and animal life, and outstanding geology.Joshua Tree National Park can be 15 to 20 degrees cooler so be sure to bring a jacket or windbreaker with you. Only sneakers or other active style shoes should be worn, no flip flops or high heels.

$250 Private & Custom Tours

30 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Photographer in Palm Springs

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Twentynine Palms Oasis (Oasis of Mara), Joshua Tree National Park, CaliforniaThe memories you make will stay with you forever. Capture beautiful photographs in the most iconic spots with our local photographers.Choose from our favourite Palm Springs routes, including: Joshua Tree National Park; Salton Sea; Palm Canyon; Thousand Palm Oasis; Indian Canyons; Palm Springs Aerial Tramway; Palm Springs Visitor Center; Living Desert Museum; or your own custom route.Our Shoot Concierge Team will help you plan all the fun details of your vacation photoshoot. You will be contacted by Flytographer 24 hours after booking to confirm your reservation and arrange your meeting time and location. You will receive your high resolution digital vacation photographs within five days of your shoot.

$350 Private & Custom Tours

60 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Photographer in Palm Springs

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Twentynine Palms Oasis (Oasis of Mara), Joshua Tree National Park, CaliforniaThe memories you make will stay with you forever. Capture beautiful photographs in the most iconic spots with our local photographers.Choose from our favourite Palm Springs routes, including: Joshua Tree National Park; Salton Sea; Palm Canyon; Thousand Palm Oasis; Indian Canyons; Palm Springs Aerial Tramway; Palm Springs Visitor Center; Living Desert Museum; or your own custom route.Our Shoot Concierge Team will help you plan all the fun details of your vacation photoshoot. You will be contacted by Flytographer 24 hours after booking to confirm your reservation and arrange your meeting time and location. You will receive your high resolution digital vacation photographs within five days of your shoot.

$500 Private & Custom Tours

90 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Photographer in Palm Springs

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Twentynine Palms Oasis (Oasis of Mara), Joshua Tree National Park, CaliforniaThe memories you make will stay with you forever. Capture beautiful photographs in the most iconic spots with our local photographers.Choose from our favourite Palm Springs routes, including: Joshua Tree National Park; Salton Sea; Palm Canyon; Thousand Palm Oasis; Indian Canyons; Palm Springs Aerial Tramway; Palm Springs Visitor Center; Living Desert Museum; or your own custom route.Our Shoot Concierge Team will help you plan all the fun details of your vacation photoshoot. You will be contacted by Flytographer 24 hours after booking to confirm your reservation and arrange your meeting time and location. You will receive your high resolution digital vacation photographs within five days of your shoot.