TRONA PINNACLES is a stunning geological gem situated in the Mojave Desert within the northern part of San Bernardino County. Located a short distance from Death Valley National Park, this unique, federally protected land consists of over 3,800 acres within the Searles Dry Lake basin. Resting at approximately 1,800 feet above sea level, it's home to nearly 500 tufa spires with some towering over the peaceful desert at nearly 140 feet tall.
JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK was originally designated a national monument in 1936 covering approximately 825,000 acres until it finally received official national park status on October 31, 1994. Joshua Tree National Park is known for it's sprawling Joshua Trees (Yucca Brevifolia) covering the serene desert landscape in the northern park of the park, but it's also home to over 800 other plant species, 240 bird species, 41 mammal species and 40 reptile species. In a nutshell, Joshua Tree is an incredible, yet fragile desert ecosystem.
The enormous and extremely diverse park is best visited during the late autumn and winter months in order to avoid the dangerously high temperatures in warmer months. Though, keep in mind, the winter months offer cold temperatures and multiple layers should be considered when packing for your visit. Also, there are three main entrances to the park, the most popular is the entrance in Joshua Tree, CA and the directions below bring you there. The other two entrances are Twentynine Palms (northeast from the town of Joshua Tree) and Cottonwood Springs (the southern-most part of the park near the city of Indio).
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