Cap Rock at Joshua Tree, Joshua Tree National Park

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Cap Rock at Joshua Tree is located in Joshua Tree National Park. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Joshua Tree National Park holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Cap Rock at Joshua Tree and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • We didn't get out at Cap Rock, but we pulled into the parking lot. We could easily see it and photograph it from the car. It really does live up to its name of "cap". Take a couple of minutes to view ...  more »
  • We couldn't walk far but wanted to see the views. The Visitors Centre recommended Cap Rock as one of the accessible walks. It wasn't busy there, as it isn't highlighted on the main map. There is a 3 m...  more »
  • No matter which angle you look at it is difficult to understand the balance of this rock. Access is paved and very easy.
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  • Wheelchair accessible trail loop, but not my favourite rock in this park. There are other, much bigger and more beautiful rocks nearby. But for a rock at this age, Cap Rock is doing just fine.
  • Love Joshua Tree. Seemed a bit crowded when we went, but that could have been because the weekend was free to get it.
  • Lots of great hiking trails and beautiful scenery for people of all ages. Remember to bring lots of water and food for the long walks! Great scenic spot for pictures.
  • If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle or you've always wanted to come out Joshua Tree. Cap Rock and the surrounding trails are a great place to start
  • Bring the dog and kids and monkey around on the rocks! Bring good shoes and possibly gloves to protect yourself. Excellent area.

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Where to stay in Joshua Tree National Park

If you want to spend the night in Joshua Tree National Park, grab a tent and head for one of the numerous campgrounds scattered throughout the park. Some campgrounds feature a reservation system while others operate on a first-come, first-served basis. A couple also provide potable water, but most do not. To sleep on a mattress and pillow with a roof over your head, stay in one of the towns surrounding the park. The towns of Joshua Tree and Twentynine Palms offer a number of inns and motels in a tranquil desert setting. West of the park, the options expand into the resort area of Palm Springs. Here you'll find everything from high-end spas and resorts to chain hotels, small inns, and bed and breakfasts. The park is situated about two hours from Los Angeles (if there's no traffic), making a day trip from the city another possibility.
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