Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park

Visitor Information


Days are typically clear with less than 25 precent humidity. Temperatures are most comfortable in the spring and fall, with an average high/low of 85 and 50°F (29 and 10°C) respectively. Winter brings cooler days, around 60°F (15°C), and freezing nights. It occasionally snows at higher elevations. Summers are hot, over 100°F (38°C) during the day and not cooling much below 75°F (24°C) until the early hours of the morning.



Joshua Tree National Park lies 140-miles east of Los Angeles. You can approach it from the west via Interstate 10 and Hwy 62 (Twentynine Palms Highway). The west entrance is located five-miles south of the junction of Highway 62 and Park Boulevard at Joshua Tree Village. The north entrance is in Twentynine Palms, three-miles south of the junction of Highway 62 and Utah Trail. The south entrance at Cottonwood Spring, which lies 25-miles east of Indio, can be approached from the east or west, also via Interstate 10.