Joshua Tree National Park Self-Driving Audio Tour

Joshua Tree National Park Self-Driving Audio Tour

Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together!

Explore the rugged, mystical beauty of Joshua Tree National Park with this narrated driving tour. Discover a desert full of amazing hikes and cartoonishly strange trees, and hear all about the area’s fascinating history, from the greed of the gold rush to the McHaney Gang’s reign of terror. Enjoy all this in any season from the comfort of your own car!

• Tour Joshua Tree National Park from the comfort of your own car
• As a bonus, this package also includes a tour through Hidden Valley Nature Trail!

After booking, you can check your email before downloading the Tour Guide App by Action, enter your unique password, and access your tour. The preceding steps require good internet/wifi access. Simply follow the audio instructions and the route from there.

New, extra validity — now, it’s yours for an entire year! Use multiple times over multiple trips!

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Joshua Tree Visitor Center, Joshua Tree, CA 92252, USA

Your tour of Joshua Tree begins at the Joshua Tree Visitor Center. From here, you'll drive through this weird, one-of-a-kind park where two deserts meet. Along the way, get ready to marvel at the bizarre Joshua trees for which the park is named, embark on awe-inspiring hikes, and catch a sunset you'll never forget.

Note: This 68+mile-long tour covers the essentials of Joshua Tree in 3-4 hours.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Joshua Tree, Joshua Tree, California

Before you enter the park, you'll pass through the town of Joshua Tree. It's full of quaint little shops and restaurants and is the perfect place to pick up a snack or a souvenir before or after your trip through the park.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Samuelsons Rock, California 92252, USA

This peculiar landmark can be accessed via a moderate, 3.3-mile trail. Almost 100 years ago, an enigmatic man named John Samuelson etched various musings and declarations onto these rocks. They remain to this day as a strange, almost mystical sight.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Willow Hole, California 92277, USA

A 7-mile trail leads straight to Willow Hole, a seemingly miraculous oasis in the middle of the desert. The oasis is surrounded by willow trees and just has to be seen to be believed. Many visitors at first think it's a mirage!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Hemingway Buttress, California 92277, USA

The Hemingway Buttress is one of the most popular climbing spots in the park. It juts up dramatically from the earth, seeming to dare visitors to scale it. The buttress features a huge pile of boulders which are lots of fun to scramble up, and climbers of all skill levels can find something to enjoy here.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Hidden Valley Nature Trail Trailhead, 74485 National Park Dr, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277, USA

Ever wanted to see the hideout of a Wild West gang- You'll find it on this trail, as well as some seriously stunning desert scenery to boot. The Hidden Valley Nature Trail is an easy trek and only goes for about a mile, making it one of Joshua Tree's must-see hikes. As a bonus, this package also includes a tour through Hidden Valley Nature Trail!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Intersection Rock, Directly Across The Street From Hidden Valley, Joshua Tree, CA 92277

Intersection Rock is considered to be a sort of hub within Joshua Tree. Thanks to its towering size, it can be seen from a great distance and casts a striking silhouette against the blazing desert sky. It's also a hugely popular climbing spot, featuring numerous different climbing routes with names like Knuckle Cracker, Ignorant Photons from Pluto, and Sympathy to the Devil.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Cap Rock Trail, Joshua Tree National Park, CA 92277

Cap Rock is a strange sight, featuring a small boulder almost impossibly perched atop a larger rock formation. Here, you'll find a quick quarter-mile trail chock full of information about the local flora.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Lost Horse Valley, Joshua Tree National Park, CA

Lost Horse Valley is a sweeping desert valley that gets its name from some of the McHaney Gang's misdeeds back in the days of the Wild West. You'll hear all about that as you drive through this valley, including what one overconfident miner did to try to get his stolen horses back!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Lost Horse Mine Road, Joshua Tree National Park, CA

The Lost Horse Mine Loop Trail leads to a truly unique spot: the remains of one of the most successful gold mines in the region. In addition to these ruins, this four-mile trail also features some magnificent desert flora and more than a few excellent vistas. If you're visiting in the summer, be prepared for a lack of shade on this trail.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Queen Valley Road, Joshua Tree National Park, CA

Another abandoned mine waits in Queen Valley. The gold found in this mine was the motive behind at least one murder and a whole lot else.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Skull Rock, Joshua Tree National Park, CA

This iconic desert granite formation looks uncannily like a human skull. It's easily accessible from the roadside, and is also the trailhead for an easy 2-mile trail that's among the most popular hiking trails in the whole park.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Sky's The Limit Observatory and Nature Center, 9697 Utah Trail Near the North Entrance to Joshua Tree National Park, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

Sky's The Limit Observatory and Nature Center is a phenomenal spot to learn not just about the flora and fauna of Joshua Tree, but also about the stars above. As a dark sky area, Joshua Tree makes for some seriously impressive stargazing, so try to stick around after dark if you can!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Oasis Visitor Center, 74485 National Park Dr, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277-3533

The Oasis Visitor Center is the last stop along the main tour route. It sits in the town of Twenty-Nine Palms, not far from where you began your tour. If you'd prefer to continue journeying through Joshua Tree, you can also follow the detour route, which proceeds south through the rest of the park and exits out the southern gate.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: General Patton Memorial Museum, 62510 Chiriaco Rd, Chiriaco Summit, CA 92201, USA

The location of the General George S. Patton Memorial Museum is no accident. It sits on what was once the site of Camp Young, part of the World War II Desert Training Center. The museum houses all manner of historic artifacts, including actual tanks!

Duration: 5 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Most travelers can participate"
"How to access: Once you book a tour, you’ll get a confirmation email and an instructions email. Follow the instructions right away: • Download the app • Enter the password • Download the tour • MUST DO while in strong wifi/cellular"
"How to start the tour: Once onsite, open the Action Tour Guide App: • If there is just one tour, launch it. • If there are multiple tour versions, launch the one with your planned starting point and direction. • Go to the starting point. (Note: no one will meet you at the start. This tour is self-guided). • The audio will begin automatically at the starting point. If you face audio issues, visit the FAQ. • Stick to the tour route & speed limit for the best experience."
"Amazing savings: • Driving Tours: Save money by purchasing a single tour for the entire vehicle, avoiding individual fees per person like on a bus tour. Connect your phone to the car speakers to share the audio"
"Flexibility and Convenience: • Use the tour app anytime, on any day, and over multiple days. It's perfect for tailoring your exploration and revisiting your favorite spots on future trips. • Start and pause the tour whenever you like, taking breaks and exploring side excursions at your own pace, free from the constraints of a group."
"Comprehensive Tour Experience: •The app provides a full itinerary, travel tips, narrated audio stories, scripts, images, videos, and recommendations for additional activities. • Enjoy a private experience without the crowds, ideal for personalized stops and photo opportunities."
"Ease of Use and Accessibility: • The app is hands-free and activates stories via GPS, offering support through call, chat, or email. • There is no need for a continuous cell or Wi-Fi connection as the GPS map works offline."
"Memorable Keepsakes: • Utilize the app’s images to create a photo book or share on social media, ensuring you have high-quality, crowd-free memories from your trip."
"Preparation: • After booking, download the app and the tour using a strong Wi-Fi connection. • Review the tour at home before your trip for a better experience."
"Starting the Tour: • Open the app upon arrival at your destination. • Select the appropriate tour based on your starting point. • Head to the starting location; the audio will begin automatically. • Follow the suggested route and adhere to the speed limit for an optimal experience. • By following these instructions and taking advantage of the app's features, users can enjoy a personalized, flexible, and in-depth exploration of their destination at their own pace and convenience."
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Start Time:
Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.
Joshua Tree National Park Self-Driving Audio Tour
7/27/2020 - 6/14/2025
Monday - Sunday : 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Duration: 3 To 4 Hours
Start location: 1: Joshua Tree Visitor Center, 6554 Park Blvd, Joshua Tree, CA 92252, USA
2: Cottonwood Visitor Center, Pinto Basin Rd, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277, USA
3: Joshua Tree National Park Visitor Center, 6533 Freedom Wy, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277, USA

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Engaging storytelling: Uncover unique tales and thrilling history for a memorable journey!
  • Perfect narrator: nothing can beat listening to a great voice. Proven with tons of rave reviews!
  • Comprehensive route and stops: See it all, miss nothing, leave no stone unturned!
  • Offline maps: no signal, no problem! Works perfectly without cellular or wifi.
  • Hands-free: audio stories play on their own based on your location. Easy to use!
  • Go at your own pace: Start anytime, pause anywhere, enjoy breaks for snacks and photos freely!
  • Great value: purchase per car, not per person. More affordable than bus or guided tours!
  • Easy-to-use app: download Action’s Tour Guide App onto your phone

Not Included

  • Attraction passes, entry tickets, or reservations


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