Pinkham Canyon

4.8/5 (23 reviews)
To some, Joshua Tree National Park is only a desert. It is actually two deserts, the higher elevation Mojave and the lower elevation Colorado. The result is amazing desert flora, rock formations and those wacky namesake trees (actually a type of yucca). Joshua Tree’s beauty shines around the clock,...Read More
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Highlights of Pinkham Canyon

Camping Category IconCamping
Desert Category IconDesert
Mine Category IconMine
Overland Category IconOverland
Rock Category IconRock
Sand Category IconSand
Scenic Category IconScenic
Wash Category IconWash
Water Category IconWater
Highest Elevation
3337 ft
Shape of Trail
Straight Through
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
West
Official Trail Name
Pinkham Canyon
Nearest Town
Desert Center
Nearest Services
Indio
Management Agency
Joshua Tree National Park Service
District
US National Park Service

Overview

To some, Joshua Tree National Park is only a desert. It is actually two deserts, the higher elevation Mojave and the lower elevation Colorado. The result is amazing desert flora, rock formations and those wacky namesake trees (actually a type of yucca). Joshua Tree’s beauty shines around the clock, with vibrant sunsets melting into nights filled with uncountable stars. Joshua Tree National Park encompasses almost 800,000 acres, larger than Rhode Island. The Park offers hiking, photography, horseback riding, rock climbing, and camping, to name a few activities. Most 4x4 off-roaders love the Park for its trails. Almost all of the trails have a Gold or Silver Mine associated with them. Pinkham Canyons attraction is the Snow Cloud Mine, watch for Waypoint 4 for the trailhead to the north. So enjoy, and explore with safety.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Guide Overview
8 Waypoints
26 Trail Photos
1 Trail Concerns
23 Community Reviews
1 Video
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