Joshua Tree might also be considered a rock garden
Sunset from Keys View
Sunset from Keys View 7 minutes later
Too self-absorbed to watch the sun set
One of a couple Joshua Trees at Keys View
Cholla cactus - JTNP includes lower altitude Colorado desert where these thrive, largely ~2,100 feet above sea level. The Joshua trees are common to the Mojave desert in the northern part of the park, 2,800 to 4,000 feet above sea level.
The colors are true, but they come alive in the setting sun.
Dead Cholla cactus
Cute little devil. Don't touch. Search "touching Cholla cactus"
Apparently spiders can navigate these
Not true color, but fun.
Joshua trees in setting sun
Joshua tree in the blue hour
35mph signs posted throughout the park. Maybe on some of the curves, but rarely observed.