Only about 20 minutes from the entrance gate, Keys View in Joshua Tree National Park is a perfect place to watch the sunrise or sunset. The walking path is a short but steep walk up towards the vista. Offering plenty of benches to rest upon, the Keys View in Joshua Tree National Park is a fantastic vista to gaze and take in the natural beauty of the desert landscape.
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Keys View in Joshua Tree National Park
The Keys View in Joshua Tree National Park is a .2 mile wheel chair accessible loop trail that offers a expansive desert view. From the viewpoint, you can gaze over Palm Springs, Salton Sea, Coachella Valley and on a clear day you can even see Signal Mountain in Mexico.
Mt. San Gorgonio
Mt. San Gorgonio is the central point that is far off in the distance.
The Salton Sea
The great salt flats of the Salton Sea are clearly visible. Also the mountain in the middle is right next to Mexico as well.
Palm Springs is located right below the viewpoint and you can easily see how large the bustling desert city has become..
The southwest side of Keys View in Joshua Tree drops right into the Coachella Valley and the San Andreas Fault.
Keys View Trailhead Parking
Trailhead Parking lot is located down Keys View Rd off the main Park Blvd. The Keys View trailhead has a large paved area that also offers wheelchair accessible restrooms. Here is a downloadable map to help guide you.
There is a lot to enjoy about visiting Keys View in Joshua Tree National Park. Soak in the natural beauty of the California desert landscape with this panoramic viewpoint.
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