Joshua Tree And Grand Canyon Road Trip

Miles of travel with plenty of adventure and good memories with your family and friends, road trips are the best way to get closer with your loved ones. If you are tired of picking up the best route for a road trip here we are to help you. Joshua Tree And Grand Canyon Road Trip is the complete package from the desert area to the mountain region. The road trip includes Joshua Tree National Park, Death Valley National Park, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Kaibab National Forest, and Grand Canyon National Park.

Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park has spectacular desert ecosystems. The park also offers plenty of activities from hiking to rock climbing. If you reach Joshua Tree in the morning you can stop at any of the Café shops for breakfast. It’s best to take away your lunch with you so that you will have more time to explore the park.

The park has three entrance you can come from any of these entrance:

  • To enter South Entrance you need to take Exit 168 off of I-10 east of Indio.
  • If you are coming from Palm Springs on I-10 you can enter through the West Entrance exit on CA-62 east, and turn south onto Park Boulevard at Joshua Tree Village
  • The North Entrance is located three miles south of the town of Twentynine Palms off of CA-62.

Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park has a beautiful landscape but also challenging landscape with harsh environments and unique wildlife. Death Valley has the most beautiful view during spring with wildflowers covered all over the land. Badwater Basin is the most popular in the park, the salt flats here cover nearly 200 square miles. If you have more than two days to explore the park then you definitely need to go hiking in Badwater Basin.

Driving Directions to Death Valley

  • From east in Nevada, U.S. Route 95 connects through highways at Scotty’s Junction. This is the common route if you start from Las Vegas or Southern Nevada.
  • If you are coming from the west, U.S. Route 395 and CA join Hwy 190 to the park. If you are traveling through eastern California you can use this route. 
  • From South to the Death Valley Junction on CA highway 190.

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is the largest desert area in southwestern Arizona. The park has a breathtaking landscape with several ranges of mountains and hills. The park has lots of activities from scenic hiking trails to night camping. The major attraction of the park is the Organ-pipe cactus which typically grows 5–8 metres tall and features many tall columnar arms arising above.

Driving Directions to Organ Pipe Cactus

  • If you are coming from the North follow Arizona Highway 85 through Ajo and Why. 
  • From the East take Arizona Highway 86 to Why, then turn left on Arizona Highway 85, heading south. 
  • From the West I-8 to Gila Bend or I-10 to Buckeye, then turn south on Arizona Highway 85.

Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park is stretched 277 miles and it is one of the most popular tourist destinations. The Grand Canyon is into two parts, the North Rim and the South Rim. The South Rim is more accessible than North Rim. The South Rim is very crowded since it receives the most number of visitors and it is open all year. You at least need two days to explore the park since there are plenty of actives the park has to offer.

Driving Directions to Grand Canyon National Park

  • The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long and separated into South and North Rims, accessible via two-lane highways.
  • From Phoenix to the South Rim via I-17, I40, and Hwy 64.
  • From Flagstaff to South Rim via Hwy 180 and Hwy 64
  • From Las Vegas to South Rim via Hwy 93, I-40, and Hwy 64
  • From Arizona to North Rim via Highways 89 and 67
  • From St. George, Utah, to North Rim via Highways 89 and 67
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