Joshua Tree National Park provides space for finding freedom from everyday routines for self- discovery, as well as a refuge for the human spirit. Joshua Tree is the gateway community to the West Entrance of Joshua Tree National Park, an 800,000 acre wilderness preserve, with groves of Joshua Trees, incredible multi-colored, granite boulders and some of the best rock climbing in the world. Joshua Tree National Park is located in Southern California’s Mojave/Colorado deserts and is approximately two to three hours from Los Angeles, San Diego or Las Vegas and is only half hour from the Palm Springs area. Get more informations of Joshua Tree
The park encompasses some of the most interesting geologic displays found in the California’s deserts. The Joshua Tree National Park marks the point where two large desert ecosystems come together. Below 3,000 feet, the Colorado Desert encompasses the eastern part of the park and features beautiful cacti, wild flowers and palm trees. The higher, moister, and slightly cooler Mojave Desert is the special habitat of the ancient Joshua Tree.
The Mojave Desert is home for more than 2000 species of birds, the endangered desert tortoise, bighorn sheep, mountain lions, bobcats and coyote. Protecting this sensitive ecosystem from urban sprawl and over development has become an important issue for many private citizens and organizations alike. Organizations like the Mojave Desert Land Trust and The Mojave National Preserve Conservancy are dedicated to the preservation of the regions natural and cultural resources. The Mojave Desert Land Trust is currently in the process of acquiring 3 parcels totaling 955 acres of pristine Mojave Desert habitat. If acquired, this land will be donated to Joshua Tree National Park and protected forever.
The National Park welcomes over a million visitors every year. If planning a trip to visit the area, be sure to plan ahead as the winter and spring months are the busiest times of the year. Vacation rentals are a favorite among travelers to the area but fill up quickly during the busy season. Whatever your choice of accommodations, the Joshua Tree Mojave Desert is a must see.
The California Desert Vision
It is the year 2030. The California Desert is a vital ecosystem of interconnected, permanently protected scenic and natural areas that host a diversity of native plants and wildlife. Views and vistas are broad. The air is clear, the water clean, and the night skies dark. Cities and military facilities are compact and separated by large natural areas.