Two distinct desert ecosystems, the Mojave and Colorado, converge in Joshua Tree National Park

A fascinating variety of plants and animals make their home on the land,

sculpted by strong winds and occasional rain flows. Dark night skies, a rich cultural history,

and surreal geological features add to the wonder of this vast wilderness of Southern California.

It is an important part of the Mojave Desert ecosystem, providing habitat for numerous birds, mammals, insects and lizards.

A forest of Joshua trees tells a story of survival, resilience and beauty through perseverance.

These are the silhouettes that remind those of us who live here that we are home

Driving Park Boulevard can be a great way to see a lot of Joshua Tree National Park in a few hours.

This drive can be combined with short side stops and hikes along the way for longer trips.

Park Boulevard will take you by many highlights, rock formations and groves of Joshua trees.

Summer is the most popular season in Joshua Tree due to the hot daytime temperatures.

This makes outdoor activities such as hiking and rock climbing uncomfortable and potentially dangerous

Four days will give you plenty of time to explore both inside and outside the park.

2 days in Joshua Tree is a great duration for a weekend trip

and you can enjoy even more if you have a full 3 days in Joshua Tree.