Joshua Tree Basecamp Tour
Las Vegas, NV5.0 (24 reviews)
- Fantastic Winter Hiking
- Surreal Monzogranite Formations
- Sweeping Vistas
- The Paranormal Wonderland of Rocks
- Wonderful, Secluded Camp
- Amazing Desert Oasis
- Desert Wildlife Including Possible Big Horn Sheep
- Fascinating Natural & Cultural History
For those who have spent significant time in Joshua Tree National Park, adjectives like “magical”, “enchanting”, “otherworldly”, and “spectacular” are commonly used to describe the area. Without a doubt Joshua Tree is home to some of the most serene and surreal landscapes in the American West. Billion-year-old monzogranite intrusions bloom above the surrounding desert, and expansive Joshua Tree “forests” blanket broad valleys. In the mornings and evenings, it feels more like a savannah than a desert, with the bizarre looking Joshua Trees (a member of the Yucca family) framing the horizon at the very edge of the Mojave desert.
By visiting Joshua Tree in the wonderful winter months, we’ll enjoy relative seclusion and calm in what is quickly becoming one of America’s top national parks. We’ll maximize our time with fulfilling hikes by day to a variety of Joshua Tree must-see features like desert oases and soaring desert summits. In the evenings we’ll feast on outdoor dinners and relax around well-stoked campfires at our basecamp in the heart of Joshua Tree National Park.
NEED TO KNOW: WINTER TRIPS
If you want to get out hiking this winter, Joshua Tree is a great place to do it! Winter temperatures in the Mojave Desert are wonderful for hiking and enjoying being outdoors and surrounded by vast wilderness. Joshua Tree is one of our top recommended winter hiking destinations at Wildland.
$1490 Per Person
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 2
Scale of 1-5. 1 is least difficult; 5 is most difficult
This trip has mostly moderate hiking distances and elevation gains/losses. Because it’s a basecamp tour, our packs are very light. The terrain is mostly well maintained trails with some areas of moderate ruggedness and light exposure.
Max Daily Elev. ↑↓:
- Hiking uphill or downhill with a 8-12 lb backpack for 5-7 hours
- Maintaining balance and footing on moderately rugged terrain
SOLITUDE LEVEL 3
1 least solitude, 5 most solitude
We rate this Joshua Tree tour a solitude 2. You can expect as much as an hour of solitude at a time.
TRAVEL TO LAS VEGAS
Las Vegas’ McCarran Airport is one of the most easily accessed destinations in the country. Many major cities in the United States and internationally offer direct flights into Las Vegas. A company named Airline Shuttle (1-888-554-1156) can help you with economic transport to most hotels. Taxi cabs run about $40 to downtown, and the city is also Uber- and Lyft-friendly.
This trip can also originate in Joshua Tree National Park, in which case you will meet your guide and group on the morning of Day 1. Your guide will coordinate the rendezvous with you when they contact you approximately 10 days prior to your trip.
UTAH SALES TAX
Utah is the only state we are based in that charges sales tax to outfitters and guides (this trip leaves from our Utah base of operations, so Utah laws apply). The sales tax is based on the St. George, UT municipality rates, which are adjusted occasionally but are in the 6-7% range. For all of our hiking and backpacking tours that originate from our St. George, Utah base (Utah trips and Death Valley trips), the sales tax will be applied automatically to your payments. Feel free to call us at 1-800-715-HIKE (4453) with any questions!
Travel in perfect company by booking a private trip exclusively for your group!
Our sliding scale for private trips is based on the final number of guests in your group. Rates are per person and do not include sales tax, national park fees or guide gratuity. The final rate is based on the actual number of guests on the trip and may adjust based on cancellations or additions.
Please Note: you can also enjoy a private trip at our normal scheduled rates by filling any empty tour to capacity. However, if group members drop from the tour those spots will automatically become available on our website for instant booking. By purchasing a private trip at the rates listed below, your trip will remain exclusive to your group regardless of cancellations.
Private Rates FOr This Trip
- 2 People: Rate x 2.5
- 3 People: Rate x 1.75
- 4-5 People: Rate x 1.5
- 6-8 People: Rate x 1.25
- 9-12 People: Rate x 1.15
*all rates are per person