Cholla Cactus Garden, Joshua Tree National Park

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  • The Cactus Garden was a bit of a disappointment, particularly for those staying in Joshua Tree or Twenty-Nine palms as it is in the diametrically wrong direction! It is interesting in that it is a con...  more »
  • Nice little walk around the path through the Cactus garden. It actually takes longer to drive there from the main route through the park than to walk around the path, even if you do stop and read the ...  more »
  • Enjoyed walking the 1/4 mile path through the Cholla Garden. Exercise caution if you are taking children through it because those spines hurt if you touch one. There were no pamphlets there, so I didn...  more »

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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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