Welcome to Joshua Tree, the site of a huge national park and a handful of eclectic towns in the middle of a vast wilderness. Named after the native yucca brevifolia, the beautiful desert will amaze you with its serene beauty. The park straddles the cactus-dotted Colorado Desert and the Mojave Desert, and overlooks the Coachella Valley. Here’s my guide to Joshua Tree in a adventure-filled weekend!
Joshua Tree National Park, California The namesake spikey trees of this park in California’s interior look beautiful, and a little eerie, under moonlight. Hiking after dark here is also a much cooler alternative if you’re taking on the desert in the broiling summer months.
Where To Stay, Eat and Shop In Joshua Tree, California
Naming the top 10 best sights in Joshua Tree National Park is like naming your favorite child, because we love every sandy, rocky, scrubby, wildflowery acre of Joshua Tree. But here we go anyway: a selection of our favorite places described in the Just Ahead tour of Joshua Tree National Park. Note: These are not in any particular order. Because remember, we love them all. #JustAhead
Joshua Tree National Park packs in plenty to do
There are close to 200 miles of hiking trails in Joshua Tree National Park, Calif. Deborah Wall/Special to View