Joshua Tree National Park is one of the most amazing places on the planet. This can be a 100% easy, scenic street ride, or add in the rather challenging Geology Loop Tour for an hour or two of a double track dirt road. It can be sandy depending on the last rain. We like to approach the park through Box Canyon Road and the south Cottonwood Entrance. Stop at the visitor center to pay for park access or show your National Parks Pass. Then enjoy a slow, scenic ride through the park. Stop at the Cholla Cactus Garden and also Keys View where you will be rewarded with stunning Joshua Tree forests and a chilling look at the San Andreas fault line ripping through the valley below. Many good food options just outside the park in Joshua Tree, or go a short distance to Pappy and Harriet’s in Pioneer Town.
|Technical Difficulty / Terrain (1-10)||3 – Paved|
7 – Offroad
|Elevation Change (feet)||14,535|
|Scenic / Historic (1-10)||9|
|Two-Up Friendly||Yes, except Geology Loop|