Hiking and Camping in Joshua Tree

United States
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Discover one of the most serene and surreal landscapes in the American West on a winter hiking and backcountry camping trip in Joshua Tree National Park where billion-year-old rocks loom above the surrounding desert, and expansive Joshua Tree “forests” blanket broad valleys. In the mornings and evenings, it feels more like a savannah than a desert, with Joshua Trees framing the horizon at the edge of the Mojave desert. Admire Joshua Tree’s must-see features like desert oases and soaring summits and gather around the well-stoked campfires at a basecamp in the heart of Joshua Tree National Park.

Availability

From 05/03/2024 to 20/12/2024

Departure dates & prices

Dates Availability Price
  • Mar Tue 05 2024 to Mar Fri 08 2024
    Sold Out
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    $2,730*
  • Mar Mon 18 2024 to Mar Thu 21 2024
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    $2,730*
  • Mar Sun 24 2024 to Mar Wed 27 2024
    Sold Out
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    $2,730*
  • Apr Tue 02 2024 to Apr Fri 05 2024
    Limited Availability
    From
    $2,730*
  • Apr Mon 22 2024 to Apr Thu 25 2024
    Available
    From
    $2,730*
  • Nov Mon 04 2024 to Nov Thu 07 2024
    Available
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    $2,730*
  • Dec Tue 17 2024 to Dec Fri 20 2024
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    From
    $2,730*

What's included

Explore Joshua Tree National Park on foot – hike some most iconic and classic treks under the watchful eye of your expert leader who knows all the best spots.
Soak in the sight of Joshua trees silhouetted against the break of day or climb to the top of one of the monoliths surrounding camp to greet the morning.
Hike to the summit of Ryan Mountain and take in stunning 360-degree summit views of granite rock piles that seem to melt into the surrounding plateau.
Sustained by water seeping up through fault lines, five oases can be found within Joshua Tree National Park.
On this trip, you will visit two of them.
Breakfasts Included: 4.
Lunches Included: 4.
Dinners Included: 3.
Camping (3 nights).
Private vehicle.
Age: min 12.
Group Size: 2 - 10.
Ryan Mountain climb.
Teddy Bear Cholla Garden visit.
The Lost Palms Oasis hike.
Arch Rock hike.
Barker Dam hike.
The Maze hike.
Hidden Valley hike.
Shuttle to Las Vegas.
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Itinerary

  • 1 - Joshua Tree National Park After a morning hotel pickup in Las Vegas, take a scenic drive through sparsely populated desert expanses, picking up additional group members at the Oasis Visitor Center along the way, then drive into the heart of the park to reach Sheep Pass Campground. After lunch, hike to the summit of Ryan Mountain and take in stunning 360-degree summit views of granite rock piles that seem to melt into the surrounding plateau. Returning to camp, enjoy a delicious campfire dinner and admire the sparkling stars of the Milky Way overhead.
  • 2 - Joshua Tree National Park After breakfast, visit the Teddy Bear Cholla Garden then make your way to today's main hike: The Lost Palms Oasis. Sustained by water seeping up through fault lines, five oases can be found within Joshua Tree National Park, and today you will visit two of them. Meander over arroyos and through sandy smoke tree washes to reach the park's largest group of California Fan Palms where you will enjoy lunch. From here, hike back to the trailhead, soaking in views of Southern California's largest lake, the Salton Sea, and perhaps take an additional hike to Arch Rock.
  • 3 - Joshua Tree National Park Soak in the sight of Joshua trees silhouetted against the break of day, or climb to the top of one of the monoliths surrounding camp to greet the morning before our first group hike of the day to Barker Dam. Admire the petroglyphs, learn about the Native American history of the area, and listen to tall tales from the days of gold mining and cattlemen before you head to another part of the Wonderland of Rocks: The Maze. This trail will take you through spires, granite monoliths, and rock formations to a grand finale of breathtaking views of the national park. Returning back to camp, enjoy one last evening of hearty food, good company, and a campfire beneath the desert sky.
  • 4 - Joshua Tree National Park After breakfast, break down camp and head to Hidden Valley, an ecological haven with incredibly diverse flora. Conditions permitting, you will then scramble through one or more of Indian Cove's finest remote hollows. After soaking in the astounding landscape and enjoying one last lunch together, bid farewell to any group members departing directly from the park then embark on a scenic drive back to Las Vegas where your trip will come to an end.
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