This is an audio driving tour for your journey into Joshua Tree National Park. Rather than fumbling through the maps and guide books, let our geology experts take you into the park and show you all the highlights.
To make your journey into the park not only interesting but educational, this audio guide has been designed to put a professional guide into the car with you to explain what you're seeing every bit of the way. Learn where the largest Joshua Tree is. Find out where to go to see a view from one of the highest points in the park with your car. Optional hikes are pointed out as well. More importantly, this audio guide will enrich your personal experience by teaching you the early cowboy history and the ancient geological history of the forces that made this place.
Keys Ranch, Skull Rock
This audio tour begins at the West Entrance Station of Joshua Tree National Park. This is located on Park Boulevard traveling East from Hwy 62 in the city of Joshua Tree.
Places to stop along the way:
Plan on going on a side trip from this audio guide to Keys Point to see a view that spans the Palm Springs area. Situated at one of the highest points in Joshua Tree you can get to by car, this detour is well worth it!
Best time of day:
Mornings are great for the longer suggested hikes.
If you choose an afternoon visit, enter at least an hour before sunset and go to the end of Keys Road to Keys View to watch the most spectacular sunset. You can see all the way to Mexico from this point on a clear day.
There are no services in the park. Be careful to fill your tank with gas and take with you water, snacks and and maybe a sack lunch. Also remember to bring good walking shoes and layered clothing as temperatures can drop 20 degrees in the higher elevations.
Download the entirety of this app BEFORE entering the Park. There is no cell phone service in Joshua Tree National Park and the app relies on your phone's GPS in order to operate. Be sure to first:
1.) Enable location on your phone, and
2.) Set for High Accuracy
3.) Download app before reaching Park entrance