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Ryan Mountain, Joshua Tree National Park

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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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  • My husband (conveniently named Ryan) and I did this hike in the afternoon. We have hiked CA national parks quite a bit recently, so I think I was expecting a different kind of view at the top. I feel ...  more »
  • Great spring time 3 mile round trip hike. Our kids ages 5-12 made this hike during spring break and enjoyed the rewarding view from the top. Well maintained trail but would suggest starting the trail ...  more »
  • My husband and I are seniors and took on the challenge of climbing Ryan Mountain while visiting Joshua Tree. It was very steep with stone steps for most of the way, many of which were over a foot high...  more »