Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park at dusk, Palm Springs, California
Joshua Tree National Park at dusk, Palm Springs, California

Joshua Tree National Park Tours and Tickets

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Joshua Tree National Park lies at the crux of the Colorado and Mojave deserts and spans 429,690 acres (173,889 hectares) of wind-swept Southern California plains. Famous for its starlit night skies and surreal geological features, the park's rich landscape and signature flora draw day-trippers, rock climbers, and backpackers alike.

  • California, 92252

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Susan_M, Nov 2023
Joshua Tree
What an unforgettable 1/2 day adventure in Joshua Tree National Park. Our tour guides were excellent; relaxed and knowledgeable about the ever changing environments found at different elevations. Dress warmly if you try this. We loved our experience but both my husband and I believe it was a bit pricey compared to other tours we’ve taken.
Heather_V, Nov 2023
Beauty and education all in one trip!
Travis’ tour far exceeded our expectations! His vast knowledge of the park, the plants and rocks was amazing. And what he didn’t know, he researched and messaged us with the answer. We learned so much on our hike. He even gave us recommendations for after the hike and next day. Would highly recommend this tour to those that want to learn and see the surroundings!
Chad_K, Nov 2023
Outstanding. Would highly...
Outstanding. Would highly recommend. We did both rappelling and climbing. Two adults and three kids. Ages 9, 12, 14.
Jill_S, Nov 2023
Highly recommend!!
The app worked perfectly and the audio was super informative. It gave historic information and background as well as guided us to every where in the park and described every hike option we could stop and take.
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Q:What is the best month to go to Joshua Tree National Park?
A:Joshua Tree National Park is open year-round; however, February–April and October–November maintain the most comfortable temperatures. Spring has the additional benefit of being wildflower season. Heat can be searing in summer, and nightly freezing temperatures are not uncommon in winter.
Q:Do you need a reservation to get into Joshua Tree National Park?
A:No, you do not need a reservation to get into Joshua Tree National Park. However, all visitors must pay an entrance fee (US$15–$30) or use an interagency pass, such as the America the Beautiful Pass. There are also a handful of fee-free days listed on the park's website.
Q:How much does it cost to drive through Joshua Tree National Park?
A:It costs between US$15–$30 to enter Joshua Tree National Park (depending on if you enter via foot, motorcycle, or car), and there are five fee-free days. Interagency passes, such as the American the Beautiful Pass, can also be used or you can buy an annual pass.
Q:Which entrance to Joshua Tree is the best?
A:The best Joshua Tree National Park entrance depends on your point of origin and your park itinerary. The West (Main) Entrance is well-positioned if you're coming from LA, San Diego, or Palm Springs, and beyond it is the North Entrance at Twentynine Palms. There's a South Entrance near Cottonwood Spring.
Q:How many days do you need to explore Joshua Tree National Park?
A:Visitors can see most highlights of Joshua Tree National Park in one day. However, two or more days is ideal for relaxing and making a comprehensive visit both inside and outside the park, especially for those who wish to do multiple hikes, ranger programs, rock climbing, and stargazing.
Q:Do I have to pay to just drive straight through Joshua Tree National Park on my way to another destination?
A:Yes. Every visitor must pay an entrance fee, whether they camp, walk, or drive through Joshua Tree National Park. Some low- or no-cost ways to enter include visiting on a fee-free day (see the park’s website), being a fourth grader, or using a senior, military, or access pass.