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Joshua Tree National Park Offroad Tour

Palm Desert, United States

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  • 5 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


At nearly 800,000 acres, Joshua Tree is nearly impossible to take in on foot, and the best views are far off the paved path. Touring the park via 4x4, you’ll get to ride deep into the rugged backcountry, nabbing enviable views of the Mojave Desert, the sacred Joshua trees, wild rock formations, and more, making the most of your precious time in this incredible national park.
  • Get off road in a 4x4 and to spots you can’t access in a regular vehicle
  • Entrance fees into Joshua Tree National Park covered
  • Find places deep in the backcountry, away from the national park crowds
  • This tour is kid-friendly for those over 5 years old

What's Included

  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Local guide
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Morton's The Steakhouse
    74-880 Country Club Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260, USA

    In the Ralph's Grocery Store shopping center on the corner of Cook Street and Country Club Drive in Palm Desert.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Joshua Tree National Park

3 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travelers with any recent surgeries
  • Not recommended for travelers with neck problems
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Do you have any physical limitations or food allergies we should be aware of?
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The tour guide was excellent. Not only that he got permission to drop us in Palm Springs where we were staying instead of going back to Palm desert. He was knowledgeable about the trees, history, etc. We recommended your tour and the tour leader to a couple staying at the same place we were staying in Palm springs. Great trip. Peggy Lynch


261 reviews
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Collin was fantastic and...
Melissa_L, May 2023
Collin was fantastic and super knowledgeable. The tour was a bit long on the back half, that was our only complaint.
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank you for the review! Our tour is advertised as a 5 hour tour, but we're glad you still enjoyed it!
Excellent guide!
Artin_S, May 2023
Joshua Tree was stunning. The Jeep tour was an excellent adventure. Thank you for being a great guide, Jeff!
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank you for the kind review Artin!
Tommy_C, Apr 2023
Off roading is a really different experience. We rode in the Toyota Sequoia and I am so glad we did. They also have the open jeep which have better view but I don't recommended it, it might be too bumpy. The first half of the trip is on unpaved road and the ride is really bumpy, the second half is on paved road so it was smooth. The un-paved road was fun but I can only handle so much before feeling nauseated, lucky it was only half of the trip. You get to see places that you would normally not venture off to which is really cool. Kolin was our tour driver and he was very knowledgeable about the place. I recommend this tour if your body can handle it. There is also a restroom stop halfway through the trip.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Yes you're right the off-roading Joshua Tree tour is definitely a fun and very bumpy experience! We have a non off-roading option if you ever want a smooth tour of the park, but we're so glad you were able to have a great tour!
Fun and bumpy ride. Great for tween teens!
Abigail_P, Apr 2023
Ben did a great job keeping the boys engaged and showing us Joshua tree from a very unique vantage point. Highly recommend it.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Thank you for the kind review Abigail! We're proud to have Ben on our team!
Great JTNP tour for the family.
Anne_D, Mar 2023
Isabel was a great guide and knowledgeable about the area. We got to see a large portion of JTNP that many cannot experience. She even adjusted the ride slightly so we could get a pic with the entrance sign.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Thank you for the review Anne! We're so glad you had a great tour with Isabel!
Great guide, very...
Michael_D, Mar 2023
Great guide, very knowledgeable. The park is breathtaking. Learned a lot about the history of the park and the flora/fauna.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you for the review Michael!
Olivia_S, Feb 2023
Jeff was the absolute best! He was authentic, funny, and highly knowledgeable about the history of Joshua Tree National park and the land.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thank you for the kind review Olivia!
Amazing tour and guide
Anthony_L, Feb 2023
Our guide Ben was amazing, sharing so much info about the rock formations, wildlife, and plants in Joshua Tree. We only had one day to see the park so this tour enabled us to see parts of it we would not have seen on our own. Next time we’re in the area we’ll definitely try the tour that includes more hiking.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thank you for the review Anthony! We're so glad you had a great tour in Joshua Tree with Ben!
Great experience!!
aimee_s, Jan 2023
Great guide. Great tour. Would totally recommend. Really enjoyable day. Sites were amazing and guide was just knowledgeable.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you for the review Aimee!
Do it!
Jennifer_T, Jan 2023
Captain Jeff was an awesome guide! We enjoyed our experience! Joshua Tree behinds the scenes was great!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thanks so much for the review Jennifer!
Isabel was AWESOME!!!
Debbie_B, Jan 2023
Isabel was VERY informative, patient and kind. The Jeep was clean and comfortable. The trip was rugged and fun. Isabel stopped whenever we wanted to take pictures and mentioned a personalized tour next time. She went above and beyond and we will 100% request her next time!!!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you so much for the review! We're so glad you had a great time with Isabel!
Fun at Joshua Tree National Park
JOSEPH_C, Dec 2022
Ben provided a knowledgeable and fun trip. His personality was engaging and the information he provided enhanced our trip to Joshua Tree National Park! Worth the price of admission.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you for the review Joseph! We're so glad you had a great tour with Ben!
Our guide was excellent!
Charles_C, Dec 2022
Our guide -- I think her name was Isabella -- was a real gem: amazingly knowledgeable about the geology, history, flora, and fauna of the area. Her narrative and answers to our questions were not only informative but also entertaining. She was also highly skilled at driving over the rough terrain and attentive to our "creature comforts." A 10 out of 10, and I don't say that very often!
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you so much for the kind review Charles! Isabel is a pro guide that we're proud on have on our team!
Worth it!
SumitSingla, Dec 2022
We had a great experience with this tour. Jeff is an awesome tour guide who made this tour even more enjoyable!
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you for the nice review!
Fantastic JeepTour
Nevodna_B, Dec 2022
The tour guide Ben was terrific. He was so knowledgeable and we all learned a lot. Ben made some stops and he took pictures of us with the beautiful mountains behind us and, of course, in front of the Joshua Tree. A great time was had by all!!
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you so much for the kind review! We're so glad you had a great time!
C was a great guide! She...
Steven_R, Nov 2022
C was a great guide! She was a lot of fun to travel with! We hope to be able to see her again! Your lucky to have her!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thanks for the review Steven! C is one of our newest guides, so we're glad you had a great experience!
Great experience!
Barry_E, Nov 2022
Beautiful , quiet scenery. Knowledgeable tour guide with a lot of experience. We saw roads and trails that we never would have seen if we saw the park on our own
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you for the review Barry! Yes the back roads of Joshua Tree are very special indeed!
1 traveler found this review helpful
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L_R, Oct 2022
In hindsight I feel it would have been better to see the main part of the park with its curated points of interest. This off road trip was a wild, jarring, long ride to stop at various spots to examine desert plants and geography. The scenery along the way does not significantly change or make you gratified that you reached a particular vista. Children love this jolting ride, no question. However, the amount of knowledge gained about the geology, fauna and flora of the region was somewhat sparse.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Sorry to hear that you had a little regret taking our off road tour to Joshua Tree! There is a definite difference between our driving tour of the park and our off road tour of the park which you correctly pointed out. The driving tour is a highlights tour of the park on smooth roads while our off road tour is a bumpy, rugged tour that gets out guests to a very remote part of the park but doesn't cover nearly as much of the park. We hope you are able to come back and join us for our driving tour of Joshua Tree.
We would highly recommend!
Judy_L, Sep 2022
The scenery, off roading to the highest part of the park, our knowledgeable tour guide Jeff. We were very happy to have had perfect weather!
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Thanks so much for the kind review, Judy! We're so glad you enjoyed your tour!
Joshua Tree remote side of the park
Jodes_G, Sep 2022
The tour was great. Wish it had gone to the main sections of the park. I can’t remember the driver’s name but he was very nice.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Thank you for the review! Yes our Joshua Tree Off-road Tour can only be in certain sanctioned areas as to not damage the park lands, but still be off-roading in the park. If you ever want to see more of the main sections, we recommend our Joshua Tree Driving Tour! Hopefully we'll see you on a tour again soon!


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