The Joshua Tree National Park is one of the most beautiful places in the country, full of wonders, naturally occurring beauties, and the friendliest people you will ever meet. So it will be a crying shame when you go on Joshua Tree Rock climbing trips and do nothing else but the rock climbing part.
If you want to make the most out of Joshua Tree rock climbing trips, here are a few other things you can do while you’re in the park:
Joshua Tree Rock Climbing Trips Should Pass By the Rock Formations
If you have ever marveled at the scenic landscape of piled round rocks in various spaghetti westerns, this will be your chance to see it in real life. The Joshua Tree park is covered in unique jumbles of rock formations, and some of them are famous enough that they have names. Ask the locals or your rock climbing guide for some of their history.
Look at the Joshua Trees
The entire place is named after them, there has to be something special about Joshua Trees, right? And they should be worth looking into if you are in the place. There are hundreds of thousands (probably, we’re exaggerating) of these trees in the park. They look otherworldly, or something that would not look out of place in a Dr. Seuss book. What’s more amazing is that they are not even trees. They are part of the yucca plant family and they got their name because they look like Joshua from the bible raising his arms to the sky in prayer.
Spot Some of the Wildlife During Your Joshua Tree Rock Climbing Trips
The Jtree park may look uninhabited, mainly because it’s a desert. But it is actually home to a diverse wildlife. If you slow down a bit and take the time to observe, you’ll spot a few of them. Some of the little folks you might see include:
- gray foxes
- ground squirrels
- golden eagles
…and many more. Just make sure you keep a healthy distance. You’re just an observer and you need to respect their territory. Most of them may look cute, but they can be nasty if threatened by your presence. As always, follow any recommendations by your guide. Chances are they’ll advise you to keep your distance and not to startle the animals.
Go Star Gazing
The park has low levels of light pollution, so it is a great place for star gazing at night. In fact, it’s such a wonderful spot for star gazing that they host a Night Sky Festival every January. Just make sure you pack warm clothes. The desert might be hot in the daytime, but the temperatures will drop significantly at night.
Hire a Rock Climbing Guide
If you really want to maximize your joshua tree rock climbing trips, make sure you drop by Uprising Adventure Guides so we can pair you up with one of our expert, friendly, and cheery climbing guides. You can reach out to us via our contact page if you want to make a booking online.