• Joshua Tree National Park Now Open With COVID-19 Precautions

      Joshua Tree National Park is finally open to visitors after being closed since April 1, 2020 because of coronavirus precautions, and everything is in bloom.  “What do you think about this park?” I ask a mother and daughter visiting from Huntington Beach. “So beautiful,” says Hannah Szabo. “It is so beautiful,” adds mom Kelly […]

  • Remains of Missing Joshua Tree Hiker Identified

    The remains of a man who has been missing in Joshua Tree since July 13, 2018, have been identified by coroners officials Paul Miller, 51, of Guelph, Ontario, was last seen around 9 a.m. July 13 when he left his hotel to hike 49 Palms Oasis, a popular trail on the northern end of the […]

  • Joshua Tree Campgrounds To Reopen

    Joshua Tree National Park will reopen all currently closed campgrounds this Friday ahead of the fall season, park officials announced Wednesday. The park closes several campgrounds during the summer months to save on maintenance costs and help renew vegetation, as the number of campers tends to decrease amid the hot weather, according to the park […]

  • UCR Biologists Warn of Joshua Tree National Park’s Future

    The iconic desert landscape could change before the end of the century. A new University of California, Riverside, study found the local Joshua Tree population will die if climate change concerns are not addressed. On a recent trip to the Joshua Tree National Park, visitor’s trash, traces of fires and burn scars on rocks were […]

  • Keys View Overlook In Joshua Tree Closed Due To ‘High Bee Activity’

    A popular overlook point in Joshua Tree National Park has been temporarily closed due to bees, park officials said Thursday. The Keys View overlook, which is in the Riverside County section of the park and provides sweeping views of the Coachella Valley, is closed until further notice due to what was described as “high bee […]

  • Joshua Tree Music Festival

    It’s easy to see why music lovers are drawn to Joshua Tree. But. the Joshua Tree Music Festival has been bringing rhythm for those yearning to dance beneath the desert sky bi-annually since 2003. For four days every May and October, people are generally encouraged to do their own thing, be it hula-hooping, balancing on […]

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