Directions to Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua tree national-park map

Joshua tree national-park map (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Joshua Tree National Park is located in Southern California.

  • Los Angeles – Joshua Tree National Park is around 140 miles to the east of Los Angeles.
  • San Diego – Joshua Tree National Park is around 175 miles to the northeast of San Diego.
  • Las Vegas – Joshua Tree National Park is around 215 miles to the southwest of Las Vegas.

Joshua Tree National Park by Road

There are three main entrance stations to Joshua Tree National Park;

  • The north entrance of Joshua Tree National Park – is in Twentynine Palms, around 3 miles south of the junction of Hw 62 and the Utah trail.
  • The west entrance of Joshua Tree National Park – is at Joshua Tree Village, around five miles to the south of Hw 62 and Park Boulevard.
  • The south entrance of Joshua Tree National Park – is at Cottonwood Spring, 25 miles to the east of Indio, you can get there from either east or the west along I-10.

Joshua Tree National Park by Plane

The closest airport to Joshua Tree National Park is at Palm Springs, around a 45 minute drive away – you can pick up a hire car at the airport.

Joshua Tree National Park by Public Transport

There isn’t any, so hire a car, ride a bicycle, hitch a ride . . . .

Well they seemed to find it without too much trouble.

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