- 5 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Head out on his is a small group tour into Joshua Tree National Park conducted on an exciting luxury H2 Hummer.
Enjoy complimentary pick-up from any hotel in the greater Palm Springs area. Your air-conditioned Hummer will protect you from the intense summer heat or even the cold winters experienced in the high desert. Entering through the famous West Entrance of the park outside of the city of Joshua Tree, visit the Inselberg rock formations along with the largest and oldest Joshua Trees inside the park. Travel both surface roads and 4 wheel drive back roads far from where others dare to go. This area is world renowned as their most popular rock destination in the winter. End your tour by stopping at an "ole west" saloon for optional barbecued lunch or dinner.
Morning Tours with no host lunch stop:
8 am to 1:30 pm
Sunset Tours: varies with seasons between 2 and 4 pm
- Family friendly
- Get off the beaten track in a 4x4
- All entrance fees included
- All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
- Fully narrated tour
- Editor's Pick
- Expert national park guide
- A no-host lunch or dinner stop is made
Daily departures all year from any resort or hotel in the greater Palm Springs area including: Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, and La Quinta.
The Joshua Tree Backroads H2 Tour - aboard an enclosed luxury air conditioned H2 Hummer - a nice way to avoid the colder weather. This option also goes much further into Joshua Tree than the H1 tour.
Complimentary pick-ups / lunch or dinner stop is made at wild west saloon in the high desert.
The most comprehensive tour of Joshua Tree National Park, explore the largest trees, visit the famous Insleberg rock formations and stop at Keys Point to see hundreds of miles into the desert. Your expert national park guide will follow the most scenic roads and backroads to the very heart of the park.
We provide a complimentary pickup at your hotel in a luxury H2 Hummer. Our eco-guide will then take you to see the crack of the infamous San Andreas Fault. Hidden in an oasis, a bridge goes directly over the fault to allow you to see the water gurgling out of the crack. Several migratory birds take refuge in the cool of the Palms in a place that looks like a scene from the movie Jurassic Park.
Your tour climbs into Joshua Tree through the West Gate to take you on a scenic backroad journey through forests of Joshua Trees and to take an optional hike around the famous rock formations. Stop for a spectacular view from one of the highest points in the National Park where you can look down to see Palm Springs some 5500 feet above.
At tours end, a 45 minute stop is made at a classic western saloon for a no-host barbecued lunch or dinner. Featuring the famous High Desert Willy Boys Saloon with decor and atmosphere that takes you back to the "ole West" and food that put the finishing touches on an amazing desert experience.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Dress in light clothes in the summer and layers in the winter. It is 20 to 30 degrees cooler in the high desert
- Wear comfortable walking shoes
- Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund. There is a 4 person minimum to run this tour.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
This tour is well worth the price. It was private, only 3 people, the tour guide was well informed and shared many stories as well as information about the area. He made me actually appreciate the dessert and its rocks, plants and animals.
Patrick, our guide was fantastic - really knows his stuff, both culturally and geographically within the park itself. He really is the person to show you the park and surrounds - highly recommended. No problems at all with Patrick or the tour company.
However, the Hummer is not the best vehicle to use for such a tour in my opinion. Why? Well, when you think Hummer you think big right? They are big on the outside but fairly cramped on the inside. Especially if you are put in the back seats like we were for half the tour. It was cramped and with restricted visibility. Not good when you are paying that sort of money. In my opinion, a van with easy access and good window viewing for everyone would be a better option.
Jeff gets a 5 star review for a 5 star tour! Jeff took us to all the sites and went out of his way to make sure the kids 8 and 11 were entertained and regaled! with his facts, stories and anecdotes to which they still recall weeks later. Great lunch option chosen which extended the day a bit, but nothing was too much trouble. All the best, Rob, Maree, Josh and Lachlan Sydney, Australia.
Terrific experience! Bruce was very professional, informative and fun to be with! I had little to no desert experience, and am so grateful to have taken this tour and learned so much about the geology of the region, and the plants, animals and people who make their living there. We were able to explore areas up close and personal, with several walks included in the experience. Bruce even included water and trail mix bars for us! He answered our questions, and took very good care of us. Altogether, it was more than I expected, and totally worth the time and money. Will do it again next spring, for sure. So much life all around us.