Joshua Tree National Park is one of those special places that will take you out of this world. From the park's namesake trees that seem to have come out of a Dr. Seuss book, to the massive, bulbous rock formations protruding out of the desert expanse, Joshua Tree feels like another planet. This mecca for campers, hikers, photographers, and rock climbers alike has infinite adventure potential, but here are some of our favorites to check out.
Camping at White Tank Campgrounds is the ideal situation: experience the very best of Joshua Tree, like Arch Rock, without the crowds of some of the more popular and more concentrated camping areas. Learn More.
Joshua Tree is spectacular during the day but if you're a photographer, you might just lose your mind with the potential for amazing night sky photography. Learn More.
Set up camp at one of these beautiful, large campsites amid towering rock formations and you'll be walking distance to excellent rock climbing crags and hiking trails. Learn More.
Grab your camera and hit the Cholla Cactus Garden first thing in the morning or after a long day of climbing or hiking. The golden hour light passing through the dense needles creates an amazing glowing effect. Learn More.
This climbing spot near Hidden Valley Campgrounds is quintessential Joshua Tree crack climbing. There is a reason Hidden Valley is the most popular area in the park - the campgrounds are literally surrounded by world class rock climbing suitable for all abilities. Learn More.
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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph.