Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park

Scenic Spots in Joshua Tree

Black Eagle Mine Road

Black Eagle Mine Road begins along Pinto Basin Road six and a half miles north of Cottonwood Visitor Center. The road leads along the eastern end of Pinto Basin for approximately four and a half miles before entering the Eagle Mountains. This first section of the road descends slightly ...

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Black Rock Canyon

Located in the northwest corner of the park, the road to Black Rock Canyon dead-ends at the campground. Campsites are located on a hillside at the mouth of the canyon surrounded by Joshua trees, junipers, cholla cacti, and a variety of desert shrubs. Spring blooms usually begin with the ...

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Covington Flats

The dirt roads in Covington Flats offer access to some of the park?s largest Joshua trees, junipers, and pinyon pines. From Covington Flats picnic area to Eureka Peak is 3.8 miles (6.2 km) one way. The dirt road is steep near the end, but the top offers views of ...

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Geology Tour Road

Geology Tour Road begins along Utah Trail two miles west of Jumbo Rocks Campground. Turn southward from the paved road to follow Geology Tour Road. (A brochure describing the route is available at this turn.) From Queen Valley the road descends slowly, on a bumpy and sandy path, into ...

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Indian Cove

A sprawling campground is enclosed by towering rock formations making the area popular with rock climbers. Many campsites are tucked around the rocks, providing naturalistic tent camping. Other sites offer space for RVs. There is a separate camping area for groups. Campers register at the ranger station located at the ...

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Keys View

This popular destination, perched on the crest of the Little San Bernardino Mountains, provides panoramic views of the Coachella Valley and is well worth the 20-minute drive from Park Boulevard down Keys View Road. ...

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Old Dale Road

Old Dale Road leads north to Highway 62 from Pinto Basin Road. The route begins at the same point as Black Eagle Mine Road, six and a half miles north of Cottonwood Visitor Center on Pinto Basin Road. The route begins at an elevation of 2,484 feet and descends ...

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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 ...

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Queen Valley Improved Road

Throughout Queen Valley is a series of improved roads that leads to various trailheads. The total mileage of these roads is 13.4 miles. These roads leads through terrain strewn with boulders and Joshua Trees. Visitors can reach the area by turning eastward from Quail Springs Road at the Hidden ...

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Route 62--29 Palms Highway

This State Scenic Highway, which features high desert country scenery, leads to or from Joshua Tree National Park. Large "windmill farms," where wind power is used to generate electricity, can be seen along the way. Lying within the northern end of the Coachella Valley, this area is typical of ...

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Skull Rock

  It began long ago when rain drops accumulated in tiny depressions and started to erode the granite. As more rock eroded, more water accumulated, leading to more erosion until, as time passed, two hollowed-out eye sockets formed and the rock began to resemble a skull.   Directions Located along the main east-west ...

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