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Joshua Tree National Park


  • Type: Natural Environ
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Terrestrial Feature

A Desert Park

Viewed from the road, this desert park only hints at its vitality. Closer examination reveals a fascinating variety of plants and animals that make their home in this land shaped by strong winds, unpredictable torrents of rain, and climatic extremes. Dark night skies, a rich cultural history, and surreal geologic features add to the attraction of this place. Come see for yourself!

Joshua Tree is crisscrossed with hundreds of faults, and is a great place to see raw rocks and the effects of earthquakes. The famous San Andreas Fault bounds the south side of the park, and can be observed from Keys View. Blue Cut Fault in the center of the park can be seen from the hilltop behind Lost Horse Mine. The fault forms the straight, abrupt base of the Hexie Mountains east of Queen Valley. - NPS


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Places

Name of Notable Genus AsNotedIn No Address Proximity Area
Name Genus AsNotedIn Address Proximity Area
Barker Dam
  • Sight
  • NRHP
Cottonwood Oasis
  • Sight
Cow Camp
  • Sight
  • NRHP
Desert Queen Mine
  • Sight
  • NRHP
Joshua Tree
  • Activity
  • 1001 Walk
Joshua Tree National Park Oasis Visitor Center
  • Sight
  • 1001 Bldg
Keys Desert Queen Ranch
  • Sight
  • NRHP
Lost Horse Mine
  • Sight
Ryan House and Lost Horse Well
  • Sight
  • NRHP
Twentynine Palms Oasis
  • Sight
Wall Street Mill
  • Sight
  • NRHP

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Particulars for Joshua Tree National Park:
Physiographic Desert Environ
Locale Type Natural Environ
Historic Use Natural Feature
Sight Category Terrestrial Feature



Creative Works »

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The Joshua Tree Album U2

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