Skull Rock, Joshua Tree National Park

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Skull Rock is located in Joshua Tree National Park. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Joshua Tree National Park holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Skull Rock and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This rock is just off the main road and worth stopping for a photo or two. Much better from the right side as you face the rock, we met some interesting people and shared our travel experiences.  more »
  • This rock formation can be seen just a few steps off the road. Take five minutes to stop and view it. There is a hike and other rocks to be seen at this stop, but I didn't find them nearly as impressi...  more »
  • Just off the road this rock formation does indeed look like a skull as the attached photo clearly indicates.  more »

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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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