The time is yours

There’s so much to explore. Take a look at some of our favorite adventures nearby.

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Nature rich national parks and landmarks

Located just minutes from Joshua Tree National Park, your options are endless. From incredible hiking to stunning vistas, we’re here to help you plan the perfect trip.

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The town of Twentynine Palms

This friendly community attracts artists and those seeking open spaces. The perfect getaway to inspire creativity.

Desert biome

Throughout the year, we are surrounded by the desert's naturally occurring community of flora and fauna - nature’s wonders. From some of the most spectacular landscapes to rich biodiversity and a range of plants and animals — each season brings something new and exciting to witness.


Winters can be cold in the high desert! Bright clear skies during the day and crisp evenings. Sometimes, we even get snow that sticks around for a day or so and longer in the elevations of Joshua Tree National Park. It is a quieter time of year, perfect for hiking and exploring weather.

As the weather starts to warm up, the desert starts to come alive. The plants start to turn green and the famous desert wildflowers come into bloom. Animals and insects are abundant as are the people. Several annual music festivals are in the spring, Joshua Tree and Coachella to name a few.

Summers are hot, with average 105˚F, but up to 120˚F! Always stay hydrated and have your water bottle handy! Hanging out in the pool and star gazing at night are the main activities. Joshua Tree National Park is less busy and early morning hikes to catch the sunrise are recommended. Perseid Meteor shower happens in August, offering a great show on a moonless, cloudless night.

With the break in the heat, people start to come back outside and local activities come into full swing. Joshua Tree Art Expo brings artists from all over. Hwy 62 Open Studio Art Tours are held two weekends in October.

More information on local attractions

The 29 Palms Visitors Center visitor has maps and brochures, free Wi-Fi, electric car charging station, an art gallery and gift shop.