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Joshua Tree National Park Customized Guided Hiking Tour

Joshua Tree National Park Customized Guided Hiking Tour

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Explore the otherworldly landscape of Joshua Tree National Park with a customized, guided hiking tour that takes in the best of the region. Tailor the trip to your interests and abilities, and walk to soaring granite formations with sweeping views of the arid terrain. Learn about the plants and animals that thrive in this unique ecosystem, then see Joshua Tree’s fascinating geological history laid bare in the rock record. Choose between a 1- or 2-day hiking tour, and immerse yourself in one of America’s most distinctive National Parks.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$181.82
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$181.82
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Rock Climbing Trips in Joshua Tree National Park (4 Hours)

Rock Climbing Trips in Joshua Tree National Park (4 Hours)

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Go rock climbing in Joshua Tree National Park on a half-day, private trip with a certified rock-climbing guide. Since all equipment is included, you won’t need to bring or rent your own gear. Whether you’re a beginning climber excited to try the sport, or a more experienced climber looking for a local intro to Joshua Tree rock climbing, the tour will be tailored to your preferences.
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  • 4 hours
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$194.88
Price varies by group size
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$194.88
Price varies by group size

Palm Springs Indian Canyons Bike and Hike

Palm Springs Indian Canyons Bike and Hike

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Explore Palm Springs and Indian Canyons by bike and on foot during a half-day tour from downtown Palm Springs. With guide, bike rental, and snacks included, it’s easy to discover one of southern California’s most scenic city and desert landscapes. You'll ride through Palm Springs on a 10-mile (17-km) loop to Indian Canyons, then hike in the canyon at a leisurely pace suitable for reasonably active people.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$110.39
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$110.39
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Modern & More Bike Tours Palm Springs

Modern & More Bike Tours Palm Springs

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This is a ~2 hour bike tour of three architecturally and historically significant residential neighborhoods in South Palm Springs. Bus tours have difficulty accessing these areas, because streets are somewhat narrow and it's hard for them to turn corners -- which makes it perfect for biking! Quiet streets, no hills, constant sunshine, and very little traffic make for a great ride for novices or expert cyclists alike. Please note that bike rental is NOT INCLUDED in this tour, and you're welcome to bring your own bikes. Discounted rentals available at Big Wheel Tours. Our tour begins and ends in their parking lot. We'll explore the neighborhoods of Deepwell Estates, Twin Palms, and Indian Canyons. We'll see great examples of homes designed by William Krisel, Charles DuBois, and developments created by the Alexander Construction Company. Of course there will be frequent stops for photos and to learn details about specific homes before returning to Big Wheel Tours to turn in our bikes.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$55.00
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$55.00
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Earthquake Canyon Express Downhill Bike Tour

Earthquake Canyon Express Downhill Bike Tour

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Take a leisurely bike ride in the desert. This guided mountain bike tour will take you down a gentle grade along the San Andreas Fault where the Mojave Desert transitions into the Colorado Desert. Enjoy beautiful views of the desert landscape as you pedal along the paved path. The tour concludes with a rest stop at a date farm where you can try a date shake.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$110.39
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$110.39
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Hike Palm Springs Half Day with the Best Views

Hike Palm Springs Half Day with the Best Views

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I provide water, a snack, a backpack & a hiking pole for each hiker. The hike to the summit of Murray Hill is considered one of the best around because the views from the top are among the most spectacular in the desert. We'll be hiking in the Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument on some the best trails in Palm Springs. You'll be able to see desert vegetation/plants & cacti close up as we hike along the trails. You'll see from the desert valley floor below all the way up to beautiful mountain peaks, all while getting in some great exercise. I'll point out interesting landmarks along the way, like Mount San Gorgonio (the tallest mountain in So Cal), Indian Canyons & other points of interest. Now that it's winter the endangered Peninsular Bighorn Sheep have returned so maybe we'll see some, I've seen them in this area before. There will be lots of opportunities for taking beautiful scenic photos during the hike.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$79.00
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$79.00
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Painted Gorge Tour

Painted Gorge Tour

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Out here in the Ocotillo desert, you may have the chance to see the most amazing sunrises and sunsets you've ever seen! Ride through all kinds of desert terrain in our ATV's, Razors or dirt bikes, as we take you on tours anywhere from 15 to 50 miles in 4 hours. You might have the chance to see Painted Gorge, a beautiful canyon colored by purple, green and red dirt; drive around the bombing range where you'll see an abandoned WWII Russian tank; witness F-18's dropping practice bombs and missiles, or Cobra and Apache helicopters shooting the Russian tank with 50 caliber bullets; watch the Blue Angels training for the air show (January through March); see The Sandbar, a local shrine covered in off road tributes and treasures (make sure to bring memorabilia of your own to post there!); experience "wide open" on an enormous, flat dry lake bed; or visit Superstition Sand Dunes, with 5,500 Acres of sandy, hilly fun and the spot where they shot the movie Jarhead.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$203.08
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$203.08

San Andreas Fault Jeep Tour from Palm Desert

San Andreas Fault Jeep Tour from Palm Desert

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Explore the geology around California’s legendary San Andreas fault during a Jeep tour from Palm Desert. See a desert oasis fed by an underground spring as your naturalist guide describes how the Native American Cahuilla tribe used the desert's plants for food, medicine, and shelter. Marvel at steep-walled canyons and tall twisted rock mountains, and learn about the plant and animal life of the area. Choose from a morning or afternoon tour that includes light snacks, bottled water, and round-trip transport from Palm Desert.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$250.00
Price varies by group size
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$250.00
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Beginner Group Rock Climbing in Joshua Tree National Park

Beginner Group Rock Climbing in Joshua Tree National Park

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Join our certified local guides for a half day exploration of Joshua Tree National Park's world renowned rock climbing! Meet other travelers who, like yourself, have a healthy appetite for adventure, while learning the basics of the sport from an expert. See JTNP from a new perspective 100' up a wall of granite!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$179.49
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$179.49

Family Rock Climbing Trips in Joshua Tree National Park (4 Hours)

Family Rock Climbing Trips in Joshua Tree National Park (4 Hours)

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From first time climbers to competition team kids, there are opportunities for fantastic climbing in Joshua Tree National Park. We have experience guiding families with mixed climbing experience and know the best crags to serve everyone's ambitions! Regardless of your experience level, desires or goals there is a fantastic rock climbing trip ready and waiting for you!!! We have guided ages 2- 80 and have specialty equipment such as tiny rock climbing helmets, sticky rubber baby climbing shoes and full body harnesses for little people or pregnant moms! The 4-Hour Trip is great for people who want to focus on rock climbing. Typically, we keep the approaches short and visit only 1-2 rock formations so that we spend the bulk of your trip climbing as many routes as possible!
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  • 4 hours
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$194.88
Price varies by group size
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$194.88
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Guided Hike in Palm Springs with Amazing Views

Guided Hike in Palm Springs with Amazing Views

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I provide water, a snack, a backpack & a hiking pole for each hiker. We'll be hiking in the Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument on Native American land on some the best trails in the area. I know these trails very well and the best lookout points along the way to enjoy some of the most beautiful views of the Palm Springs desert & far beyond. You'll be able to see desert vegetation/plants & cacti close up as we hike along the trails. You'll see from the desert valley floor below all the way up to beautiful mountain peaks, all while getting in some great exercise. I'll point out interesting landmarks along the way, like the very unique Bob Hope house, Mount San Gorgonio (the tallest mountain in So Cal), Indian Canyons & other points of interest. During the winter I've seen the endangered Peninsular Bighorn Sheep in the area. There will be lots of opportunities for taking beautiful scenic photos during the hike. For a certain date/time not shown ask me.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$45.00
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$45.00
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Rock Climbing Trips in Joshua Tree National Park (6 Hours)

Rock Climbing Trips in Joshua Tree National Park (6 Hours)

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Are you a beginner or intermediate rock climber looking to have a fantastic time sampling the excellent rock climbing routes in Joshua Tree National Park under the careful watch of an experienced and certified rock climbing guide? Maybe you have a family with kids who absolutely love rock climbing? Or perhaps you are an experienced climber looking for a partner to climb as many rock climbing routes as possible during your trip? Regardless of your experience level, desires or goals there is a fantastic rock climbing trip ready and waiting for you!!! The 6-Hour Trip is a great option for travelers who want to travel deeper into Joshua Tree National Park, leave the crowds behind and climb on a few rock formations. Contact Stone Adventures for more information.
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  • 6 hours
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$230.77
Price varies by group size
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$230.77
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Family Rock Climbing Trips in Joshua Tree National Park (6 Hours)

Family Rock Climbing Trips in Joshua Tree National Park (6 Hours)

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From first time climbers to competition team kids, there are opportunities for fantastic climbing in Joshua Tree National Park. We have experience guiding families with mixed climbing experience and know the best crags to serve everyone's ambitions! Regardless of your experience level, desires or goals there is a fantastic rock climbing trip ready and waiting for you!!! We have guided ages 2- 80 and have specialty equipment such as tiny rock climbing helmets, sticky rubber baby climbing shoes and full body harnesses for little people or pregnant moms! For more information contact Stone Adventures
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  • 6 hours
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$245.20
Price varies by group size
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$245.20
Price varies by group size

Rappelling Adventure in Joshua Tree National Park (4 Hours)

Rappelling Adventure in Joshua Tree National Park (4 Hours)

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Interested in rapping down through some of the most scenic areas of Joshua Tree National Park? Let our professionally certified rock climbing guides and Wilderness First Responders guide you through the rock terrain of Joshua Tree and set you up for a memorable, awesome experience. Regardless of your experience level, desires or goals there is a fantastic rappelling trip ready and waiting for you!!!
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  • 4 hours
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$194.88
Price varies by group size
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$194.88
Price varies by group size

Half-Day Guided Hike in Joshua Tree National Park

Half-Day Guided Hike in Joshua Tree National Park

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I am a 20 year resident of the Mojave Desert and log 200 miles annually on foot within Joshua Tree National Park. Over the years and miles I've cultivated an awareness of landscape, ecological systems, and local culture that when contextualized by the trail becomes a narrative experience I'm eager to share. I landed in Joshua Tree after dropping out of college in 2001. Back then you arrived by chance or a friend of a friend said you had to check out the rocks, feel the energy, and camp under the stars. I fell in with the gathering characters, an assortment of dirtbag climbers, avant artists, practical new age visionaries, and entrepreneurs...an amalgam of identities that would go on to create the image of the High Desert that is so coveted today. I am legally permitted to guide within Joshua Tree National Park and happy to host you. I know my stuff and I want you to know it too.
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  • 5 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$279.00
Price varies by group size
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$279.00
Price varies by group size

High Desert Hike In Morongo Valley

High Desert Hike In Morongo Valley

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This unique location is 30 minutes north of downtown Palm Springs & halfway to Joshua Tree National Park. The Big Morongo Canyon Preserve is an oasis located in the Sand to Snow National Monument in the Mojave desert town of Morongo Valley. The Morongo Valley fault runs through the preserve & you can actually touch it too, but don't worry the fault has not moved in over 20,000 years. Some of the oldest rock formations in North America at approximately 2.7 Billion years old can be seen here. The preserve is also an internationally recognized birding site. On the fringes of the Mojave and Colorado deserts, to high peaks covered by snow more than half the year. Sand to Snow National Monument extends west along the Little San Bernardino Mountains to the western border of Joshua Tree National Park, where elevations are as low as 1,000 feet to the eastern summits of the much higher San Bernardino range & the tallest peak in Southern California being the 11,503 foot San Gorgonio Mountain.
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  • 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$43.00
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$43.00
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Intro to Rock Climbing in Joshua Tree National Park

Intro to Rock Climbing in Joshua Tree National Park

We have been climbing at Joshua Tree since 1979. We are all certified, professional and friendly. We love to work with kids and families!
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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$99.00

Scenic Hiking In Beautiful Palm Springs

Scenic Hiking In Beautiful Palm Springs

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I'll provide each hiker with water, a granola bar, a backpack, & a hiking pole. We'll be hiking in beautiful south Palm Springs in the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument on Native American land. I know these trails very well and the best lookout points along the way to enjoy some of the most beautiful views of the Palm Springs desert & far beyond. From the trail we'll see the Bob Hope house, the windmills, Joshua Tree, Mount San Gorgonio (the tallest mountain in So Cal at 11,501 feet high), the San Jacinto Mountains & the Indian Canyons. You'll also see desert vegetation/plants & cacti close up as we hike along & enjoy amazing views of the desert valley floor below all the way up to beautiful mountain peaks, all while getting in some great exercise. Hopefully we'll see the endangered Peninsular Bighorn Sheep or other desert animals. We'll stop along the way for any needed breaks & scenic picture taking.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.00
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$35.00
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Rock Climbing Trips in Joshua Tree National Park (8 Hours)

Rock Climbing Trips in Joshua Tree National Park (8 Hours)

Are you a beginner or intermediate rock climber looking to have a fantastic time sampling the excellent rock climbing routes in Joshua Tree National Park under the careful watch of an experienced and certified rock climbing guide? Maybe you have a family with kids who absolutely love rock climbing? Or perhaps you are an experienced climber looking for a partner to climb as many rock climbing routes as possible during your trip? Regardless of your experience level, desires or goals there is a fantastic rock climbing trip ready and waiting for you!!! The 8-Hour Trip is great for people who want to explore deeper into the Park and get a lot of climbing in. The Full (8 -Hour) Day is a chance to get a truly customized experience as your guide can continue navigating the park choosing the best routes for you! For more information contact Stone Adventures
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  • 8 hours
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$283.34
Price varies by group size
From
$283.34
Price varies by group size

Family Rock Climbing Trips in Joshua Tree National Park (8 Hours)

Family Rock Climbing Trips in Joshua Tree National Park (8 Hours)

From first time climbers to competition team kids, there are opportunities for fantastic climbing in Joshua Tree National Park. We have experience guiding families with mixed climbing experience and know the best crags to serve everyone's ambitions! Regardless of your experience level, desires or goals there is a fantastic rock climbing trip ready and waiting for you!!! We have guided ages 2- 80 and have specialty equipment such as tiny rock climbing helmets, sticky rubber baby climbing shoes and full body harnesses for little people or pregnant moms! For more information contact Stone Adventures.
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  • 8 hours
From
$283.34
Price varies by group size
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$283.34
Price varies by group size

Guided Motorcycle Tour of Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument

Guided Motorcycle Tour of Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument

The paved portion of this tour, explores Hwy 74 (aka Palms to Pines Hwy) , a thrilling climb up the Santa Rosa mountain with lots of tight curves, a legendary road among California motorcycle riders. Of course a dual sport ride wouldn’t be an “adventure”, without sections where the pavement ends. This tour winds up Thomas Road, a fun and fairly easy 14.5 mile dirt trail, that passes through Oaks and Pinyon’s, grassy meadows, to Cedar and Fir trees, at the higher elevations of over 6800 feet. The trail offers stunning views of the valleys below. Before returning down to the desert, we will stop for refreshments at Paradise Valley Cafe. Please note that you will need to arrive at our office 8.30 AM to get fitted for safety gear, and to participate in a mandatory pre-ride meeting conducted by your guide! The tour will leave at 9AM!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$195.00
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$195.00
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Rappelling Adventure in Joshua Tree National Park (6 Hours)

Rappelling Adventure in Joshua Tree National Park (6 Hours)

Interested in rapping down through some of the most scenic areas of Joshua Tree National Park? Let our professionally certified rock climbing guides and Wilderness First Responders guide you through the rock terrain of Joshua Tree and set you up for a memorable, awesome experience. Regardless of your experience level, desires or goals there is a fantastic rappelling trip ready and waiting for you!!! For more information contact Stone Adventures.
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  • 6 hours
From
$245.20
Price varies by group size
From
$245.20
Price varies by group size

Full Day Hike in Joshua Tree National Park

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Full Day Hike in Joshua Tree National Park

I am a 20 year resident of the Mojave Desert and log 200 miles annually on foot within Joshua Tree National Park. Over the years and miles I've cultivated an awareness of landscape, ecological systems, and local culture that when contextualized by the trail becomes a narrative experience I'm eager to share. I landed in Joshua Tree after dropping out of college in 2001. Back then you arrived by chance or a friend of a friend said you had to check out the rocks, feel the energy, and camp under the stars. I fell in with the gathering characters, an assortment of dirtbag climbers, avant artists, practical new age visionaries, and entrepreneurs...an amalgam of identities that would go on to create the image of the High Desert that is so coveted today. I am legally permitted to guide within Joshua Tree National Park and happy to host you. I know my stuff and I want you to know it too.
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  • 9 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$247.50
$275.00
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$247.50
$275.00
$27.50 savings

Palm Springs Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour

Palm Springs Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour

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Tour the history and culture of your location by solving scavenger hunt and trivia style riddles on this engaging walking tour. Your team will earn points and be guided farther along the route with every riddle. Play from the convenience of your smartphone whenever you’re ready for an adventure!
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$38.00
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