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Skull Rock, Joshua Tree National Park

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  • We made a return trip to Skull Rock at Joshua Tree National Park druing August this time. As such, it was easier to get a nearby parking spot to go walk up to it and take soe photos.  more »
  • It is what it says - a rock that looks like a skull! Worth a stop if - like us - you are exiting JT on the road passed but I wouldn't visit here at the expense of more interesting places in the Park  more »
  • Skull rock is located at the edge of the road. Parking on each side allow to stop. It is ' a lot of place. Opposite a superb landscape on mele of reliefs of cactus. I made a layer of Sun here but the West Coast rock gave us shade. It's nice to stop.
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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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