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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park offers space to find liberation for self-discovery from daily activities, as well as a sanctuary for the human spirit. Joshua Tree is the gateway group to Joshua Tree National Park’s West Entrance, an 800,000 acre wilderness preserve with Joshua Trees groves, amazing multi-colored granite boulders, and some of the world’s best rock climbing. Joshua Tree National Park is located in the Mojave/Colorado deserts of Southern California and is about two to three hours from Los Angeles, San Diego or Las Vegas and about half an hour from the Palm Springs area. Get the facts about Joshua Tree see this.
Some of the most fascinating geological displays found in the deserts of California are included in the park. The National Park of Joshua Tree marks the point at which two large desert habitats come together. The Colorado Desert, below 3,000 feet, occupies the eastern part of the park and features spectacular cacti, wild flowers and palm trees. The unique habitat of the ancient Joshua Tree is the higher, moister, and slightly cooler Mojave Desert.
More than 2000 species of birds, endangered desert turtles, bighorn sheep, mountain lions, bobcats and coyotes live in the Mojave Desert. For many private citizens and organisations alike, preserving this fragile environment from urban sprawl and over-development has become an important issue. Organizations such as the Mojave Desert Land Trust and the Mojave National Preserve Conservancy are committed to protecting the natural and cultural resources of the region. The Mojave Desert Land Trust is currently in the process of purchasing 3 plots of pristine Mojave Desert habitat covering 955 acres. This land would be donated to Joshua Tree National Park if obtained and forever preserved.
Per year the National Park attracts over a million tourists. When planning a trip to visit the city, as the winter and spring months are the busiest times of the year, be sure to plan ahead. Vacation rentals are a favourite among the area’s visitors, but fill up during the busy season quickly. Whatever your choice of lodging, the Mojave Desert of the Joshua Tree is a must see.