Cholla Cactus Garden, Joshua Tree National Park

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  • This is one of my favorite pit stops in Joshua Tree. The Cholla cactus are beautiful, but be careful. The "Jumping Cholla" has needles that will fly out and sting you if you touch or get too close. We...  more »
  • This cactus garden is a distance from the entrance near hwy 62. Its about 20 mins drive south from white tank campgrounds. When you get here, be careful from the bees.  more »
  • We came up through the south entrance and this was the first attraction we stopped at. Definitely worth the stop when the bees aren’t out. The cholla’s were plentiful and beautiful. Nice short walk to...  more »
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  • Amazing spot full of cactus! Amazing to see so many in one place. The backdrop is very nice as well!
  • Easy hike, unique place!
  • Coolest cacti! This was one of my favorite pull out stops in the park. Very short walk, just get here early if you are here during peak season-it does get busy.
  • My favorite spot in the park. It’s a must visit!
  • We didn't stop to see the whole thing but it was very impressive even when noted while driving. If you have time, stop by and take more pics

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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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