Keys View, Joshua Tree National Park

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  • I was here on 01/03/18. I went in the morning and had the whole view to myself. It is a short but somewhat steep hike up stairs to the top but worth the view.You can see many mountains, the San Adreas...  more »
  • We started our Joshua Tree National Park tour from the Twentynine Palms entrance and made our way here. And boy are we glad we did! The view is fantastic and you can see the San Andreas fault and the ...  more »
  • We were so excited to see the sweeping view from the Salton Sea to Palm Springs. The best part was actually observing San Andreas fault. Next stop was the picnic area just down the road. It is a perfe...  more »
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  • Beautiful place. You can see in all directions for dozens of miles on a clear day. San Andreas Fault Line is visible - absolutely massive in size, too. It was extremely windy when we were there so definitely not a time for risky selfies on the edge.
  • Great views of the valley below but this place really shines at dawn or dusk, unfortunately parking is limited. Go if you can get there early or off peak, otherwise would suggest giving it a miss.
  • This is a beautiful vista of the San Andreas fault line and the city below. It's a great view day and night. Looking at the falt line from keys View really gives you a sense of how the earth is constantly moving. It's kind of scary. I sure am glad California didn't fall into the ocean while we were that. Support your national parks and stop in and see the beauty.
  • Though a bit remote in Joshua Tree NP (on a dead end road), it’s well worth the drive. The views of the valley and faultline are breathtaking; the drive up to it is full of Joshua trees.
  • Stunning views of Coachella Valley after an easy, paved walk. I'm not sure how far off the sidewalk you are supposed to go, but there is no fences, signs, or rangers other than the main part. You can get right to the edge.

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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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