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Joshua Tree National Park Driving Tour

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Explore the uncanny landscape of Joshua Tree National Park with a 4.5-hour van tour from Palm Desert, near Palm Springs. Enjoy the comfort of an air-conditioned van or SUV as you navigate soaring granite formations and groves of the park’s famously spiky trees, and capture unforgettable images of terrain that spans the Colorado and Mojave deserts. Trace a gentle trail into the rocks at Hidden Valley and Keys View, watch for the park’s reclusive wildlife, and experience the unique beauty of one America’s most remarkable national parks.
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Robby G C wrote a review Apr 2020
Toronto, Canada68,221 contributions1,638 helpful votes
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First we had to be ready. Have food and water. The best to do is to look at the Ryan mountain. We also had a problem, we started too late. We explored as much as we could. I liked the rocks and Mountain Ryan. This is a must see!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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vagabond_dreams wrote a review Mar 2020
Alberta, Canada309 contributions118 helpful votes
A nice hike! We arrived at about 10 am on a Tuesday morning in mid-February, and the hike took about 2 hours round trip, with some time spent enjoying the view at the top. A very popular and busy hike: the out-and-back trail is a single track and we were constantly stopping to let people pass - for this reason, it was not one of our favourites. They will warn you at the Visitor Centre that it's very strenuous, but as a family who regularly hikes in the Rockies, we found it to be moderate. That said, the weather that morning was in the high teens and perfect for hiking. Our experience would have no doubt been different had it been a hot day.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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AirCanuck wrote a review Feb 2020
Calgary, Canada79 contributions38 helpful votes
We hiked Ryan Mountain on a recent afternoon, temperature was in the 50s at the trailhead and in the 40s by the time we got to the top. It was extremely windy and made for a short stop at the summit for the fantastic 360 degree views. Unfortunately the Ryan Mountain sign with the elevation marker had disappeared from the summit, so we couldn't take a similar photo to the one we took about six years ago when the kids were younger - we had hoped to do that for a neat comparison. Anyhow, it is still a great hike that provides some of the best views in Joshua Tree but doesn't take all day to complete. Highly recommended if you only have a couple of hours to fit a hike in. Take snacks and lots of water!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Susie1028 wrote a review Feb 2020
San Diego, California1,953 contributions283 helpful votes
Ryan Mountain is an out and back, 3-mile round trip hike with 1,050 feet of elevation gain. That's fairly steep. The trail is dirt with numerous stone steps. The summit is at 5,457-feet, and offers impressive panoramic views of the jumbled rock formations and Joshua trees that make up the national park. Bring water, and be mindful of the temperatures. There is a parking lot and bathroom at the trailhead. Located in the center of the national park, closer to the west entrance.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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wakelang wrote a review Feb 2020
Texas329 contributions60 helpful votes
Please note this is a challenging 1 hour hike. Take water and breaks as needed. Beautiful views along the way as well as when you get to the top. If you decide to go for sunset, take a flashlight to guide you down.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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