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Geology Motor Tour

Basics
Length:
18 miles
Difficulty:
Beginner
Time:
2 hours

Description

An 18-mile motor tour leads through one of Joshua Tree National Park’s most fascinating landscapes. There are 16 stops along a dirt road and it takes approximately two hours to make the round trip. A descriptive brochure that highlights each stop is available at the beginning of the road.

In good weather sedans and trucks may access the route as far as Squaw Tank, stop #9. After that a 4-wheel-drive vehicle is recommended. The road is not suitable for campers, trailers, and motor homes.

At Squaw Tank, which is 5.4 miles from the beginning, there is adequate turn-out space for returning to the main park road. Or you can proceed on the one-way portion (numbered stops 10 through 16) to continue exploring Pleasant Valley.

Details

Length:
18 miles
Difficulty:
Beginner
Time:
2 hours

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