Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park

Pinkham Canyon Road

Pinkham Canyon Road leads southwestward 20 miles from Cottonwood Visitor Center to a service road that connects with Interstate 10. It begins by following Smoke Tree Wash northward and westward into Pinkham Canyon. Approximately ten miles into the drive the road splits. The right fork leads westward as Thermal Canyon Road. The left fork leads southward into Pinkham Wash. Follow the right fork to remain on Pinkham Canyon Road. This contours the southern flank of the Cottonwood Mountains. The road surface varies as it travels through the drainage. The most challenging sections lead through deep, sandy wash and rocky flood plains.

Joshua Tree National Park, 74485 National Park Drive , Twentynine Palms, CA, 92277, Phone: 760-367-5529, Fax: 760-367-6392


Directions from Interstate 10: Follow Interstate 10 eastward past Indio to Cottonwood Canyon Road. Turn left on Cottonwood Canyon Road, which leads into the park, and follow it to the beginning of Pinkham Canyon Road.