Lost Horse Mine, Joshua Tree National Park

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Lost Horse Mine is located in Joshua Tree National Park. To visit Lost Horse Mine on your holiday in Joshua Tree National Park, and find out what else Joshua Tree National Park has to offer, use our Joshua Tree National Park visit planner .
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  • There are such a variety of views along this trail. We really enjoyed taking a couple of hours to take in the quiet and the changing views along the way. If you have the time, I highly recommend this ...  more »
  • Whenever I borrow this kind of trail in desert environments I wonder how men have to carry tons of equipment, and what we felt the first arrivals. the path is very practicable, it is a bit long, and the mine in it even isn't great, but it must be mounted on the top of the Hill to enjoy the vastness of the greatness of his lands, and as in principle it does not crowd It's really a feeling of quietude! So yes, if you are no longer in a phase of visit to tt price to take a snap and go... And for those who think tour a mine without guide ca will be complicated, the mines are wire and often protected because of the bats that nest (protected species)
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  • We have made our afternoon on the way. The Sun was indeed already deep, but still pretty much power. Moreover that the trail marked as 'moderate' nearly constant uphill and you have to go over hill and Dale. Shadow courts are hardly present. Sturdy shoes and enough beverages are a must! There were also hardly any other hikers. Once at the top you get rewarded with views and the mine. Now, you can decide whether it goes the way back (then it is gone about 4 miles) or the loop fully continues (about 6 miles). Even if only once not bad sounds in the distance must one keep in mind that the road is not flat! We have him back again. Was fun, it was but also glad again salvation the car arrived at to be :). Definitely not when the sun goes down, be still on the way!
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  • Beautiful, historical mine. It's quite a long hike until there (I would say a bit less than 2 miles), on a well-marked trail. Bring enough water and suncream. The mine itself was operated until 1936, and is a landmark-ed example of small-scale western mining technology. It is hazardous and thus closed to the public, but the view on the mine is unaltered by the fence
  • Nice easy hike on well marked trail.
  • A great hike in an inhospitable environment, with a bit of history of the modern western settlers.
  • Such a great hike but very hot!!! Bring lots of water and some snacks. It's a great place to explore once you get there but there is absolutely zero shade the entire time.
  • A very nice hike that culminates with an old-timey gold mine.

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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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