Experiences Guide: Wander Joshua Tree

Staying at Wander Joshua Tree? Here are your experiences to do nearby: from star gazing to adventure - there is something for everyone!

 Natalie Kowalewski
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Experiences Guide: Wander Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree National Park 

Joshua Tree National Park

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Details: Joshua Tree National Park is a vast protected area in southern California. It's characterized by rugged rock formations and stark desert landscapes. Named for the region’s twisted, bristled Joshua trees, the park straddles the cactus-dotted Colorado Desert and the Mojave Desert, which is higher and cooler. Keys View looks out over the Coachella Valley. Hiking trails weave through the boulders of Hidden Valley.

Location: Joshua Tree West Entrance Station

Website: nps.gov/jotr

Distance: 13 miles

Big Morongo Canyon Preserve


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Details: The Big Morongo Canyon Preserve is a 31,000-acre native plants habitat and wildlife preserve located in the Little San Bernardino Mountains of the Transverse Ranges, in the transition zone between the higher Mojave Desert and lower elevation Colorado Desert section of the Sonoran Desert.

Location: 11055 East Dr, Morongo Valley, CA

Phone: (760) 363-7190

Distance: 10 miles 

Sip Wine and Paint at Wander Joshua Tree


Photo by Alex Maceda

Details: In the mystical scenery of Joshua Tree -- Artist Alex Maceda will artfully guide you through connecting with your creative side while you sip on local wines or a kombucha selection.

Options: Painting & Poetry or Meditative Painting

Location: Wander Joshua Tree

Booking and pricing: Text Wander Concierge at 707-896-1524

Distance: 0

Joshua Tree Adventures


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Details: Offers guided hiking and rock climbing tours 

Location: 59920 Onaga Trail, Joshua Tree, CA 

Pricing: jtreeadventures.com/rates

Phone: (802) 673-4385

Email: [email protected]

Website: jtreeadventures.com

Distance: 8 miles 

Joshua Tree Excursions


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Details: Leads private and group tours for hiking, backpacking, camping, and rock climbing. 

Location: 61325 Twentynine Palms Highway # E, Joshua Tree, CA 

Pricing: joshuatreeexcursions.com/price-list

Phone: (760) 974-9536

Email: [email protected]

Website: joshuatreeexcursions.com

Distance: 9 miles

Cottonwood Canyon Ranch


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Details: Offers a variety of guided rides for all skill levels between 1 to 4 hours through Quail Canyon Lizard Rock, Coyote Creek, or a moonlight ride. 

Location: 50639 Panorama Dr, Morongo Valley, CA

Price: $95-$195

Phone: (760) 799-5182

Email: [email protected]

Website: coyoteridgestable.com

Distance: 11 miles

Skywatcher Star Tour 

Stargazing Joshua Tree

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Details: Offers public and private stargazing tours in Cottonwood Springs, Camp Rock, and Hidden Valley. Tour lasts 1-2 hours and includes a guide, telescope, binoculars, pillows, chairs, snacks, and drinks.

Location: Varies depending on the tour 

Price: $149 - $1,000

Phone: (760) 239-8240

Email: [email protected]

Website: sky-watcher.com/about-the-adventure

Distance: 20-60 miles depending on the tour

Cedar & Sage Wellness Studio


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Details: The studio offers a variety of wellness classes including various styles of yoga, meditation, breathwork, and fusion classes that incorporate building strength, such as barre and mat Pilates. They also provide an invigorating sound bath meditation class along with community hikes, workshops, and special events.

Location: 55833 Twentynine Palms Highway, Yucca Valley, CA 

Price: $20 for a single drop-in class

Phone: (909) 496-1952

Email: [email protected]

Website: cedarandsagewellnessstudio.com

Distance: 2 miles

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