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Old August 23rd, 2006, 09:08 PM
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I will be staying in Palm Desert with my friend in the first half of October. We would like to take a day trip by car to the Joshua Tree N.P.

How far ist it, and how long would it take? What is the best way to go, and what to see? Is it mainly a drive-thru park?
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Old August 24th, 2006, 09:40 PM
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There are self-guided nature trails, guided walking tours, you can do all day hikes, mountain bike riding, horse back riding and rock climbing.
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Old August 25th, 2006, 01:37 PM
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Hello Jillian,

The south entrance at Cottonwood Spring is the closest to Palm Desert and it's just under an hour away. If you drive to the Joshua Tree west entrance, you're looking at an hour and a 1/2 drive. What you may want to consider is entering the park at the Joshua Tree entrance and then work your way to the Cottonwood entrance/exit. It's about 70 miles between the points - figuring in a couple of popular side trips like Keys View & Cottonwood Spring Oasis. Allow yourselves no less than 2 hours.

You can get to the south entrance at Cottonwood Spring via Interstate 10 and to the Joshua Tree west entrance via Highway 29. There are visitor centers at both of these entrances.

Be sure to have a full tank of gas, food, and plenty of water.

For more information, please click on this link: http://palmsprings.com/joshua-tree-national-park

We hope you have a terrific time!

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Old August 25th, 2006, 02:09 PM
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Thanks, JoJo and ellie99. this is the information I was looking for.
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Old September 23rd, 2007, 03:23 AM
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There are self-guided nature trails, guided walking tours, you can do all day hikes, mountain bike riding, horse back riding and rock climbing.
Self guided rock climbing is a big mistake.
If you have never climbed rocks before make sure you get an experienced climber, preferably a pro to teach you.
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Old September 23rd, 2007, 09:51 AM
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are you in palm spring?
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Old September 23rd, 2007, 02:14 PM
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No, sorry.
But I bet you can find excellent mountaineers or climbing guides around the area.
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There are tickets for Joshua Tree here: http://palmsprings.com/joshua-tree-n...ark/index.html

Joshua Tree National Park Jeep Adventure Tickets!
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