The stunning desert
Joshua Tree National Park is centered in the desert of Southern California, just north and east of Palm Springs.
It offers visits the best of two different desert ecosystems, contrasted by their elevations, that meet at this unique location.
Our writer-photographers explore Joshua Tree National Park in the Mojave “high desert” and Colorado-Sonoran “low desert” of Southern California in this section of our Web site.
In it, you will find our stories, photographs, and multimedia that highlight some of the most interesting places and activities the park has to offer first-time visitors.
There is much wildlife in the park. From tiny lizards to colorful birds to large desert bighorn sheep, the park has much to see.
For example, to see a brief video of a coyote walking across the Joshua Tree Mohave Desert, click on the arrow on the video above.
We offer our takes on hiking the trails, night skies, plant and animal life, desert life and survival, the oases, and much more.
We hope you will enjoy what we offer and that we can provide some ideas for your own visit to the park.