Joshua Tree National Park Scenic Tour

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  • Day Trip
  • Group Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 5 hr

Head out on this a small group tour into Joshua Tree National Park conducted on an exciting SUV or touring Van. Gawk at the amazing contortions of rock that create an amazing landscape of vibrant geologically created colors against the bluest sky in California! Your expert guide will illuminate your understanding about how this landscape was created and share the stories of the Indians and settlers who lived here. See the most iconic and most photographed places in the park as well as stop at a viewpoint where you can see all the way to Mexico! This tour will visit the most iconic locations in the park including it's legendary giant boulders, learn about the forces of the San Andreas Fault that jolt the landscape beneath Joshua Tree itself. SCHEDULE Morning Tours: Palm Desert Mortons Daily  8 am to 1 pm Palm Springs Art Museum Wednesday and Saturday 8:30 am to 1:30 pm Yucca Valley Welcome Center Daily 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Outdoor Adventures, Inc.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Joshua Tree National Park

We provide you an informative and entertaining tour of Joshua Tree with one of our professional geology guides. You will explore the park with a professional eco guide while you explore the ancient geological landscape that was once the home of the Serrano Indians. We also take you to the most photographed places in the park and take a walk in an area where you can find Indian cave drawings and even an old dam left by cowboys long past.

Duration: 3 hour

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Explore with your guide enormous rock formations exposed at the Earths surface that were produced by the very forces of the San Andreas Fault miles beneath. Here rocks seem to precariously balance upon one another in a fight between gravity and subterranean forces. A 30 minute optional guided walk is made here.

Duration: 30 minutes

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This iconic rock formation is one of the most popular places in the park for rock climbers. Gawk at the climbers as they challenge the perils of the 3rd dimension.

Duration: 15 minutes

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Take an optional hike with your Wilderness guide on this Trail originally lay down by the Cowboys. This will take you by Indian petroglyphs as well as a water resource that is used by high elevation Bighorn Sheep and deer. This area is surrounded with 20 million year old Miocene rock formations that are the vaunted destination for expert rock climbers all over the world.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Keys View

Gawk at a view that stretches for hundreds of miles. From this high point in Joshua Tree you can see as far as the Salton Sea and all the way down to Mexico on a clear day. You might even be able to make out your hotel on this escarpment that borders the famous San Andreas Fault. Look below this ledge we will stop at and you will see the fault line itself which stretches for over 800 miles.

Duration: 15 minutes
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