On the Oasis of Mara
73950 Inn Avenue, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
Phone (760) 367-3505 FAX (760) 367-4425
On the Oasis of Mara
73950 Inn Avenue,
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
Phone (760) 367-3505
FAX (760) 367-4425
The 29 Palms Inn is located 5 minutes from the north entrance of Joshua Tree National Park, and the Oasis Visitors Center. Explore the nearly 800,000 acres that make up Joshua Tree National Park, and find incredible hiking and nature trails, ranger-lead tours of historic gold mines and homesteads, world-class rock climbing and bouldering, stunning spring wildflowers, and breathtaking starry night skies.
Joshua Tree National Park is home to some of the most fascinating geology found in the California deserts; rugged mountains of twisted rock and exposed granite monoliths testify to the tremendous earth forces that shaped and formed this land. Much of the park exists within an overlap of the Mojave and Colorado deserts, creating a unique transition zone where you'll find rich biodiversity, and a diverse range of plants and animals from each desert ecosystem.
Start your trip with a stop at the local Visitor's Center, located 5 minutes away, at 74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms. Open daily from 8:30 A.M to 5:00 P.M.
Joshua Tree National Park website Complete park information, including maps, current conditions & alerts, and Ranger Program schedules.
Tips on enjoying a great day in Joshua Tree National Park:
• Carry lots of water - min. of 1 gallon (4 L) of water per person, per day is recommended
• Be prepared with a full tank of gas, there's a lot to see, by car and by foot
• Carry a map with you. There is no cell reception in the park so you can't reply on GPS
• Dress in light colored, loose fitting clothes, wear a hat & sunglasses, apply sunscreen regularly
• Traveling with a dog? Remember pets are only allowed on vehicle roads, and not hiking trail
If you have a few hours or less:
With limited time you’ll likely want to stay on the main park roads where you’ll be able to stop at one of many pullouts that have wayside exhibits. There are a variety of short walks and nature trails you can visit during a short trip into the park, many of which are less than 1 mile loops.
Mojave National Preserve
Death Valley National Park
Desert sand dunes, volcanic cinder cones, and carpets of wildflowers are all found at this 1.6 million-acre park. A visit to its canyons, mountains and mesas will reveal long-abandoned mines, homesteads, rock-walled military outposts and vast open Mojave Desert Wilderness.
Located 1 1/2 hour north of Twentynine Palms, the Mojave National Preserve provides serenity and solitude - an escape from modern urban life.
Visit the official Mojave National Preserve website for additional park information.
The Mojave National Preserve was designated in 2013 by National Geographic as one of the world's 100 best kept secret journeys and hidden adventures, and we couldn't agree more. The Preserve's 1.6 million acres is as lonesome country as you will find anywhere. It is complex, magnificent, and peaceful. Whether you are in for the day, or camping for several, there is much to see and do.
This is a 'look after yourself' preserve - the land has been left to be with old mines and historic ranching preserved. The original routes or travel including the Mojave Road and the Spanish Trail can be picked out and followed if you have the right vehicle; you can climb and slide back down the largest sand dunes in the Mojave Desert; explore lava tubes in extinct volcanoes, wander the canyons in several mountain ranges; drive hike or walk through the world's largest Joshua Tree forests. And that's the short list. You may also just drive north on your way to or from McCarren airport in Las Vegas. Skip I-15 for the scenic route through the Preserve.
Death Valley is part of the Mojave Desert and is the lowest and driest area in North America. Death Valley's Badwater Basin is the point of the lowest elevation in North America at 282 feet below sea level. Death Valley's Furnace Creek holds the record for the highest reliably reported air temperature in the world, 134 °F (56.7 °C) on July 10, 1913.
This vast national park has over 3 million-acres of designated wilderness with an amazing variety of terrain, historic sites, plants and animals for outdoor adventurers to explore. With nearly one thousand miles of paved and dirt backcountry roads there are lots of opportunities for recreation and exploration.
Located 4 1/2 hours north of Twentynine Palms, CA.
Visit the Death Valley National Park Service website for additional park information and plan your visit today.
Sign up for a Desert Institute Class
Take advantage of a wide range of programs that include educational adventures, seminars, family programs and courses on hiking, survival skills, creative arts in the park, natural science and cultural history. These courses enable participants to experience the park in an engaging way alongside expert instructors who provide a personal and fun learning experience on these educational experiences. Check out the Desert Institutes current class schedule online.
Joshua Tree National Park Association is a nonprofit organization formed to assist with preservation, education, historical and scientific programs for the benefit of Joshua Tree National Park and its visitors.
Caruthers Canyon (NPS Photo)
Caruthers Canyon (NPS Photo)
Uplift on the salt flats (NPS Photo)
Explore the California Desert
Mojave Trails National Monument
Sand to Snow National Monument
Castle Mountains National Monument
California Desert National Monuments
Joshua Tree National Park
Explore the Mojave Trails National Monument and discover archeological and cultural sites including sacred Native American trails and trade routes, and a rich and storied history of the American railroad, homesteading, and World War II tank training and westward migration. Explore the scenic lava flows of Amboy Crater, and the humming sands of the Cadiz Dunes, and drive the longest, still undeveloped stretches of the historic Route 66. Learn more about Mojave Trails National Monument
Explore the rocky peaks, native desert grasslands, Joshua trees, pinion pines and juniper forests, all of which provides vital habitat for bighorn sheep, mountain lions and bobcats. Discover rich cultural and historical features, including Native American archaeological sites and the historic gold mining ghost town of Hart. Learn more about Castle Mountains National Monument
A rich tapestry of landscapes and habitats including alpine slopes, low altitude woodlands, rivers, wetlands, and rugged desert vistas. Enjoy hiking, horseback riding, backpacking, fishing, bird watching, and 25 miles of the storied Pacific Crest Trail. Learn more about Sand to Snow National Monument