Venture out to a desert treasure. With almost 800,000 acres of protected wilderness, a varying desert landscape, giant Joshua Trees, and open skies for stargazing, Joshua Tree National Park vacation rentals are your ticket to an out-of-this-world experience. Get out and shake up the red dust of Southern California
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Joshua Tree National Park Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, 226 of our Joshua Tree National Park homes allow dogs—so feel free to bring Fido along. (Just make sure to check individual home listings for any limits on the number and size of dogs they allow).
Our standard check-in time is 4:00 p.m., and the check-out time is 10:00 a.m. Some exceptions apply—after you book, you’ll find check-in and check-out details in the Vacasa guest app or your Trip Manager.
Absolutely. Our local Joshua Tree National Park team includes professional housekeepers who care for all our homes here. They’ll clean thoroughly and restock amenities, so everything is ready for your arrival—and all you have to do is settle in and relax.
No worries, plans change. Read over our cancellation policy for more information. And if you currently have a Vacasa reservation for Joshua Tree National Park, log in to Trip Manager to see options available for your specific trip.
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Straddling the Mojave and the Colorado Desert, Joshua Tree National Park joins two ecosystems of towering Joshua Trees, red rock formations, and gigantic cacti. The park is home to fantastic hiking trails, panoramic vistas, and desert wildlife. Whether heading out to get back in touch with nature, seeking creative inspiration, or enjoying a family adventure, Joshua Tree National Park doesn’t disappoint.
Where is Joshua Tree National Park?
Joshua Tree National Park is located in Southern California, right outside the Coachella Valley Preserve and an hour's drive from Palm Springs. In the surrounding area, you’ll find seasonal music festivals and the Salton Sea ghost town.
Things to do
Explore the wide skies and red sands of Southern California.
If you’re up for an adventure, you’ve picked the perfect vacation destination. Join a beginner’s rock climbing group to scale the park’s impressive rock formations, take on one of the many winding hiking trails, or see the sights by horse or mountain bike. For a smaller-impact adventure, book a tour guide to learn more about the desert wildlife as you walk through.
Joshua Tree National Park is designated as an International Dark Sky Park, boasting some of the most unpolluted views of the stars. Visitors frequently see their first real full glance at the Milky Way while admiring the night sky. Head out at dusk or dawn and plan your trip during a meteor shower for a vacation to remember.
Make sure you stop by Joshua Tree National Park’s unique landmarks during your stay. The Cholla Cactus Garden offers a beautiful backdrop of the mountains, valley, and desert, while Arch Rock Nature Trails features fun rock formations to explore. Head out to Skull Rock for a boulder that looks just like its name, and Keys View provides a sweeping view over the San Andreas Fault.