Larger than the state of Rhode Island, California’s Joshua Tree National Park is a desert experience that can’t be missed.
Many people mistakenly believe that a desert is nothing more than a sweltering, dry wasteland, but one visit to this area will change that misconception forever.
Named for the yucca trees that create the desert forest, this national park consists of two deserts: the Mojave and the Colorado Deserts, each of which are their own unique ecosystem. Various types of brush decorate the landscape between massive boulders, and the Colorado Desert is home to five oases, where the California Fan Palm can be found thriving naturally.
There are 9 established campgrounds, and numerous trails where one can enjoy climbing, hiking, mountain biking, bird watching, and even some astronomy.
This video is just a glimpse of some of nature’s wonders that can be found in Joshua Tree National Park.