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Located in the California desert, Joshua Tree National Park is named for the rare and beautiful trees found within the park. Summer is the best time to visit many national parks. However, due to its location in the desert, Joshua Tree is best visited during the cooler months of the year. Here are the top 7 reasons to consider traveling this fall.
1. Clear weather
Temperatures in Joshua Tree National Park can easily exceed 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius) during the summer months. During the fall, especially from October to the end of November, temperatures stay within a manageable range of 20 to 26 degrees Celsius. This not only makes exploring the outdoors more comfortable, but also safer as you don’t have to worry about heatstroke or dehydration.
2. A wonderful starry sky
Joshua Tree National Park is the perfect place for those who want to enjoy the spectacular views of the sky. The area is relatively secluded, so there is less light pollution. Nights get cooler, but temperatures still hover around 50 degrees in autumn, so a jacket is enough to keep you warm while watching the Milky Way.
3. Annual music festival
If you love music, there’s another reason to visit Joshua Tree this fall. The Joshua Tree Musical Festival will run from October 6-9. The line-up of yesteryear features up-and-coming artists from genres ranging from indie to electro-punk. The festival is held at the Joshua Tree Lake Campground and his RV, and tickets are available for purchase online.
4. One Of A Kind Things To Do
The Joshua Tree Music Festival isn’t the only event held at the park. There are many unique experiences that go far beyond ordinary nature walks. For example, people with an interest in photography will love the evening photography workshops. Meanwhile, the farmers’ market, held every Saturday in the nearby town of Joshua Tree, is a great place to find locally made goods and food.
5. Beautiful desert hikes
Joshua Tree offers countless hiking trails for hikers of all levels. Fall, with cooler temperatures, is a great time to check out some hikes. If you’re looking for a beginner-friendly hike, check out the Arch Rock Trail. As the name suggests, this 1.4-mile hike of him reveals natural arches in the desert landscape. If you want more of a challenge, Lost Palms Oasis Trail is his 7.5-mile excursion that takes you into a hidden forest of palm trees.
6. Great wildlife viewing opportunities
If you love animals, Josiah Tree National Park is a great place to see wildlife in their natural habitat. The park is home to over 50 species of mammals, including coyotes, antelopes and foxes. Early morning and dusk are often the best times to see animals. Visitors should keep a safe distance from wildlife and be careful not to feed them.
7. Wide Variety of Accommodations
Joshua Tree National Park has a wide variety of accommodations, making it perfect for all travellers. Whether you’re looking for a unique rental like AutoCamp Joshua Tree or a beautiful campground, there’s something for everyone in or near the park. Autumn is a particularly good time for those considering camping. Night temperatures are still quite warm.
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