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Joshua Tree National Park Van Tour
"Take a trip to the unique and pristine desert wonderland of this local national park. In the comfort of a 15-passenger van or enclosed SUV guests will see firsthand the contrast between the Colorado and Mojave Deserts while enjoying a running narration f unique vegetation mining history and wild west stories make this tour a must-see for the Palm Springs visitor. The tour includes stops at the Park Visitor Center for souvenirs Hidden Valley and Keys View for optional nature walks. Tour price includes water snacks entry fee to the park and pickup and drop-off from Palm Desert or select local resorts."""
From $119.00
 
Wildlands Preserve Nature Tour
"This tour starts with an 8am or 1pm departure time from Palm Desert. Along the way you will visit the Coachella Valley Preserve the Morongo Preserve and the Whitewater Preserve. Because of the concentration of water each locale offers a unique contrast to surrounding desert environs. Lush plant life wildlife water and fascinating geology are all part of this tour.Your expert guide will talk about the windmills the San Andreas Fault Indian Culture and whatever else strikes your interest. Wear comfy walking shoes as short
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Earthquake Canyon Express Downhill Bike Adventure
"The Earthquake Canyon Express – Riders are treated to a geologic extravaganza on this 20 mile tour that descends through the heart of the San Andreas Fault zone on a paved road to the heart of grape country near Mecca. There are no cross roads no turns and very little traffic which makes this a relaxing sightseeing adventure. Riders will see the stark beauty of the desert as they descend a total of 1200 feet over the route.The course takes riders from the transition zone between the Colorado an winds its way through the narrow canyon walls of Box Canyon and finishes with spectacular views of the Salton Sea Mt. San Jacinto the All-American Canal and the agriculture of the eastern Coachella Valley. The tour finishes with a visit to the Oasis Date Gardens for a date shake and restroom break."
From $105.00

Lost Horse Mine

This two mile round trip hike leads to an old mine atop a mountain. There is no shade, which wasn't a problem in the cool January sun, and the hike moves on a slow uphill gain. Once you get up to the...
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ITabatch
Aug 26, 2002

Lost Horse Mine

This is a great hike with a surprise in the end. From Keys View Rd, turn east on the dirt road when you see the sign. Leave your car in the parking lot and it's a 2-mile hike (one way). Last time I...
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mht_in_la
Oct 23, 2003

Silver Bell Mine

The remains of the Silver Bell Mine reminds us of another resource found here in the Mojave Desert and another part of our past in the US.
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Basaic
Nov 02, 2007

Mining camp remains

Joshua Tree National Park also has the remains of a couple of old mines. Shown is an old abandoned structure that was part of the Queen Valley mine.
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Jim_Eliason
Apr 05, 2013

Queen Valley Mine

The remains of the Queen valley mine are a short hike off of a dirt road that leads from the main park road. Follow the signs for directions.
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Jim_Eliason
Apr 24, 2005
 
 
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"Funny Trees and More"
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Things to Do Near Joshua Tree National Park

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Ryan Mountain

The Ryan Mountain trail is a 3 miles roundtrip leading to probably the best views in the park. The trail begins at Ryan Mountain parking area and climbs steadily. With a 1000-foot elevation gain over...
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Barker Dam

Barker Dam itself was a bit of a letdown and was not nearly as interesting as the trail leading to it. Barker Dam began as a catch basin to store water for the ranchers in the area. It was made into a...
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Skull Rock

It´s one of the most remarkable spots on this planet!! Just climb on one of these thousands of rockformations, and stare straight into one direction for 5 Minutes, I swear , you WILL believe, that...
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Living Desert Zoo

Having seen wildlife happy and active in their native habitats many times, I'm less interested in visiting zoos these days. Moreover, I lived in San Diego for eight years and visited the world's...
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Living Desert Botanical Gardens

Much of the effort of The Living Desert is to impress upon visitors the value of desert habitat. Along the walk that visits the zoo, there are a number of garden spots with desert botanicals, some of...
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