The Joshua Tree 1 Day Extravaganza! Tours from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree 1 Very Full Day Tour
Looking for things to do in LA? Do you love nature? You and your friends deserve a quick LA getaway. This adventure tour takes you further than most LA tour companies. Get ready to enjoy fresh air, and a hassle-free ride on this packed guided tour from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree! Read on for details!
Adventure Tour Highlights
Barker Dam, Joshua Tree National Park
• Down-to-earth and passionate tour guides • Take in the vastness of 360° natural landscapes • Snap awesome photos and share them with friends • Discover ever-changing desert art of this unique community • Climb around mountains of huge monzo-granite boulders • Enjoy beginner to moderate level hiking • Explore the majestic Mojave Desert • Experience historic and cultural sites along the way • Check out alien architecture with 'healing powers' • Go back in time at popular old western movie set • See cool stuff while on hikes: old pictographs, seasonal rock climbers
Mojave Desert, Joshua Tree City and Joshua Tree National Park
After meeting your group in Los Angeles, we head directly to the Mojave Desert and Joshua Tree city where we will check out some interesting art and the oddities of the desert. Passing through the town of Joshua tree, we'll stop for a chance to explore downtown area, where you'll find art galleries, thrift shops, and a variety of delicious lunch options. Next, we head straight for Joshua tree National Park where you'll see some of the highlights and do a little hiking. There are great bouldering/rock climbing opportunities here, a hike to abandoned mining operations; the Barker Dam hike will give us a base for exploring the history of the area with it's recent cattle ranching and pictographs from a more distant past.
We will continue exploring the park into the late afternoon, when we will head back to Joshua Tree city for a quick snack or coffee at one of the restaurants in town. We may stop for a little stargazing, and then be back on our way to Los Angeles, arriving around 8-9pm.
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Noah Purifoy's "Environment of Sculptures"
Noah Purifoy's art installation near the park entrance is made primarily from reclaimed materials that were either purchased from a local landfill or gifted to Mr. Purifoy by local residents. Visitors are free to explore inside some the art pieces and apply their own interpretations. Check out these links for more info: www.NoahPurifoy.com for pictures and Noah Purifoy Bio for the artists description of the site and his work!
The Integratron - "The fusion of art, science and magic"
Built by George van Tassel, the Integratron is a parabolic dome constructed almost entirely of wood. Because of it's shape, sounds have interesting effects inside the dome; it was purportedly built to perform cell rejuvenation therapies shared with van Tassel by extra-terrestrials visiting from Venus . . . regardless of what you believe about it's origins, the Integratron is one of the most unique sites to see and experience in California, and possibly even the world. For a complete history of the Integratron, check out the official website: The Integratron.
Built in the 40's by Roy Rogers and other Hollywood investors, Pioneertown started out as a movie set but has taken on a life of it's own and now hosts a number of events throughout the year. (Read more)
Imagine yourself a movie star in a western, or a bandit out in the 'wild,wild west" . . . or simply enjoy a beer at Pappy & Harriet's or a quick set at the original bowling alley.
_____________________________________________________________________________________ What To Expect: • First Aid and CPR certified guide, with years of expereince as a professional driver • Pickup Locations: Santa Monica and downtown Los Angeles, at Union Station • Snacks while we head to Joshua Tree National Park
What To Bring: • $10-15 for lunch • Water bottle • Hat / Sunscreen • Bag no larger than 60 L • Tennis shoes / Hiking shoes • Clothing appropriate for the season • your own private or rented vehicle
We pride ourselves on making sure Southwest Adventurers are well taken care of, whether you're with us for a day or a week. Just show up! We take care of the rest.
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