FAQKnow before you go!!!

Where do we meet our guide?
We have two possible meeting locations in Joshua Tree National Park: the Hidden Valley area or Indian Cove Campground. Hidden Valley is the main visitor attraction. Indian Cove offers warmer, more sheltered conditions during winter weather.
Are there services in the national park?

There is no running water, food vendors or concessions in Joshua Tree National Park.  We recommend having an extra gallon of water in your vehicle just in case. 


Is there climbing and camping equipment available in the area?

Nomad Ventures has a complete line of climbing and camping equipment.  They have a great staff who are friendly, knowledgeable and eager to help.

Where can I send my kid on a hike?

Joshua Tree Adventures offers guided hiking for children and adults.  Run by longtime locals Ethan and Stephanie Peck, these hikes and outdoor programs are highly sought after by both visitors and locals. 

Where’s a good place to get breakfast or lunch on the way into the national park?

Find fine food and provisions at The Dez  Bagels, salads, sandwiches, cakes, coffee, and charcuterie 7am-5pm – 7 days

Roadrunner Grab and Go serves up tasty sandwiches, salads, picnic fare, snacks, sweets, coffee, and drinks 7:30a-5pm daily


Is there a good chiropractor in the area?

Family Chiropractic offers excellent chiropractic care in Yucca Valley.  Theresa and I (Erik) are some of their longest-running patients.  Dr. Goff has helped our family through a variety of challenges over the years!

Which entrance to Joshua Tree National Park is the best to go through?

The “West Entrance” is closest to the town of Joshua Tree and is the most popular. The West Entrance has a problem with long lineups of cars entering the park virtually every Saturday and Sunday from 10 am-6 pm.

The “North Entrance” is closer if you are coming from 29 Palms.  The North Entrance is much less busy.  

The South Entrance features very slow and windy roads and is generally avoided due to the extra driving time involved, despite appearing on some maps to be a “shortcut”!   

Indian Cove is disconnected from the other areas of the park and is approached from Highway 62.

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