Joshua Tree National Park

Keys View Road
Pinto Basin Road North
Pinto Basin Road South

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Cycling Joshua Tree National Park, California - NPS sign for Joshua Tree National Park Visitor's Center

Cycling Joshua Tree National Park, California

This is a sleeper - Joshua Tree National Park is the tenth most visited national park in the United States’ 63 National Park system with 2.4 million visitors in 2020 (just behind Olympic NP in Washington, but well behind #1 Great Smoky Mountains at 12m).

Cycling Joshua Tree National Park, California - cyclist long shadow cast on two-lane roadway, desert landscape with dark stormy skies

Joshua Tree National Monument was upgraded to Joshua Tree National Park in 1994 and includes parts of each of the Mojave Desert and Colorado Desert in its 790,636 acres. The park is named after the many Joshua Trees (native to the Mojave Desert) within its borders.

Cycling Joshua Tree National Park, California - desert rock landscape at sunset

There are three primary climbs in Joshua Tree NP:

Cycling Joshua Tree National Park, California - three cyclists on roadway riding Keys View Road, large rock formations and Joshua Trees behind them

Keys View Road

Ride 21 miles gaining 2,593’ at 2.1% average grade.

Cycling Joshua Tree National Park, California - cyclist on roadway riding Pinto Basin Road North, desert scrub brush landscape behind him

Pinto Basin Road North

10.3 miles gaining 1,898’ at 3.4%

Cycling Joshua Tree National Park, California - cyclist standing next to bronze statute of a ram at Pinto Basin Road South climb

Pinto Basin Road South

10.7 miles gaining 2,039’ at 3.6%

Thank you Bruce Hamilton and Stacy Topping!!

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