Joshua Tree National Landmark

Recreation Opportunities

Watchable wildlife, site seeing, photography, hiking, rock climbing and scenic driving on the Joshua Tree Backway. Discover the northernmost stand of Joshua Trees. Take the Joshua Tree Road Backway for a tour through the Mojave desert landscapes and stunning wildflowers in season.

Recreation Sites

There are no developed recreation sites, but campers are welcome.


Desert tortoise is the featured viewing species, although a number of desert-dwelling birds, snakes, lizards, kit foxes, and small mammals may also be viewed here. Rattlesnakes are common here--use caution when walking through the area. THE DESERT TORTOISE IS A FEDERALLY LISTED THREATENED SPECIES. DO NOT COLLECT, HANDLE, OR BOTHER IN ANY WAY.


The area is a transition zone between Great Basin and Mojave Desert vegetation. Lies primarily in the Mojave Desert area in extreme southwestern Utah.



For further information contact:

 BLM St. George Office
225 North Bluff Street
St. George, Utah 84770
(435) 628-4491


For more information visit the Utah Bureau of Land Management website