Explore the many wonders of Joshua Tree National Park, which straddles the two distinct desert ecosystems of the Mojave and Colorado. Sprawled across southern California, this unique confluence shelters a wide variety of flora and fauna, including the striking spiky Joshua Tree which lends the park its name. Hike or drive along Black Canyon trails to get your fill of the rugged landscape. Go horseback riding to take in the stark beauty of Covington Flats. The Wonderland of Rocks, Indian Cove and Skull Rock are just some examples of the bizarre geological formations that dot the park landscape. For expansive views of Coachella Valley, San Andreas Fault, as well as San Jacinto and San Gorgonio peaks, make your way to Keys View. Check out archeological sites and museums that document the remains of ancient Pinto culture as well as the later Serrano, Chemehuevi and Cahuilla native people of this land. As night falls, take in the beauty of the clear sky with a stargazing session.
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