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Cholla Cactus Garden, Joshua Tree National Park

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  • This stage of Cholla Cactus is without a doubt my favorite of Park national Joshua Tree. It is very well indicated. You'll find it at 1 in the West of the park entrance door. This maze of white-green cactus represents an exceptional setting in the desert. Originality in this park consisting essentially of yuccas. Be careful, avoid walking in open shoes. You may be stung by these cactus!
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  • We enjoyed seeing the cholla cactus garden at Joshua Tree National Park - this time August 2017. They are interesting to see. We also noted a sign about beware of swarming dehydrated bees.  more »
  • It would be a shame to not to stop here. A real concentration of cactus, Cholla. Even if you have not much time, parking is really in front of this set of cactus. Otherwise there is a path that goes in the middle of the cactus that worth the effort so that's nice, no trouble and it's really flat. However the cactus to appeal also jumping cactus because if you close them they shall join themselves to you. So bare feet and small children are I think discouraged or he must really be very very careful.
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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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