Monday, December 31, 2012

Food shopping

Groceries in Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree Health Foods

Joshua Tree Certified Farmers Market

  • Saturdays 9-1, Turtle Island, 61705 29 Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree 
  • 760-420-7529

Sam's Market

  • 61380 29 Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree 
  • 760-366-8110

Circle K Markets

  • 61960 29 Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree
  • 760-366-8513

Star Pharmacy

  • 6448 Hallee Rd Ste 2 Joshua Tree, CA 92252
  • 760-366-3653

Yucca Valley


  • Yucca Valley

Stater Brothers

  • Yucca Valley

Food 4 Less

  • Yucca Valley

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Art Galleries

Joshua Tree Area Art Galleries

JTAG : Joshua Tree Art Gallery

Red Arrow Art Gallery

Twentynine Palms Art Gallery & Gift Shop

  • 74055 Cottonwood Drive (off National Park Dr.), Twentynine Palms
  • 760-367-7819
  • OPEN Wed.-Sun. 12 to 3 p.m. (Summer Hours: Fri.-Sat.-Sun. 12-3)

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Shops and Thrift Stores

Sky Village Swap Meet
Ricochet Vintage Wears
  • Downtown Joshua Tree 
  • features the best of a hand picked selection of vintage clothing and items
  • Downtown Joshua Tree next door to Crossroads Cafe
  • carries a wide selection of jewelry, music and art by local artists
Coyote Corner
  • 6535 Park Blvd, Joshua Tree 
  • 760-366-9683
  • Offers a huge selection of unusual items perfect for gifts & fun. Also offers warm showers!
Nomad Ventures
  • 61795 29 Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree 
  • 760-366-4684 
  • Shop for outdoor clothing and gear for climbing, hiking, skiing, camping running & backpacking.
Joshua Tree Outfitters
  • 61707 29 Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree 
  • 760-366-1848 
  • Top quality services, including rentals, retail, repairs, and only the best rock climbing guides in town
Donation Creation Art Supplies
  • 6448 Hallee Rd. #10, Joshua Tree 
  • 760-366-2226
  • Art Supplies new and used
Hospice Thrift Shop:
  • 61675 29 Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree 
  • 760-366-1050 
Bargain Alley
  • 61716 29 Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree
Unity Home Thrift Store
  • 61605 29 Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree
  • 760-366-8500
Hi-Desert Medical Center Auxiliary Thrift Shop
  • 6534 Park Blvd Joshua Tree
  • 760-366-8660
Funky and Darn Near New
  • 55812 Hwy 62, Yucca Valley
  • 760-449-7717
Angelview Thrift Mart
Route 62 Arts & Antiques
Pioneer Crossing Antiques
Tamma's Magic Mercantile
  • Yucca Valley, CA
Past Times Antiques
  • 55833 29 Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley
  • 760-228-2622
Cherish Consignments
  • 7347 Church St, Ste A, Yucca Valley
  • 760-413-2757
Star finds Boutique
  • Yucca Valley, CA
Ritzy Ragz Outlet


Services in the Joshua Tree Area 

Call or check the website for most current prices and information

Rock Climbing/Hiking

Joshua tree’s uprising adventure guides

Joshua Tree rock climbing school

Vertical Adventures

Joshua Tree Guides

Horseback Riding

Joshua Tree Ranch

  • 8651 Quail Springs Rd, Joshua Tree 760-360-2788
  • $65 for 1.5 hours, $85 for 2.5 hours, $125 for 4 hours

Yucca Valley Equestrian Center

  • 7429 Avalon Ave, Yucca Valley 760-365-4433
  • $40 per hour

Coyote Ridge Stables

  • 50639 Panorama, Morongo Valley 760-363-3380 
  • Free - $130 depending on type of ride, see attached list.


Ultimate Motors: Yucca Valley
Diamond Automotive: Yucca Valley

Golf Courses

Desert Dunes Golf Club

Desert Winds Golf Course

  • 29 Palms Marine Base 760-830-6132
  • $30/$40 Holidays. Need Valid ID, Car Insurance & Car Registration to get on base

Sands RV & Golf Resort

  • 16400 Bubbling Wells Rd, Desert Hot Springs 800-772-7808
  • $18 for 9 holes, $12 replay, $14 per cart

Roadrunner Dunes Golf Course

  • 4733 Desert Knoll Dr, 29 Palms 760-367-5770
  • $13 for 9 holes, $21 for 18 holes, Cart: $19 for 9 holes, $30 for 18 holes

Theaters and Shows

Theaters and Shows near Joshua Tree

Smith's Ranch Drive-In Movie Theater:
  • 4584 Adobe Road, Twentynine Palms 760-367-7713
  • Box office opens at 6:30 PM  Showtime at 7:00 PM
  • Tickets $5 per person. Kids 3 and under are FREE
  • Cash Only
  • Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
  • New movie every Friday
  • Drive-in movies not in 3D

Hi Desert Playhouse
  • 61231 29 Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree 760-366-3777 
  • Rates and times vary by performance, call or visit web site for more information

Yucca Valley Cinema 6 Theater

29 Palm Theatre
  • 73673 Sullivan Road, Twentynine Palms 760-361-4151 
  • Rates & times vary by performance, call or visit web site for more information

Groves cabin theatre
  • 8768 Desert Willow Trail, Morongo Valley 760-365-4523 
  • Intimate venue with a history of producing critically acclaimed and award-winning plays.
  • Showtimes: Saturdays 8:00 PM, Sundays 2:30PM. Admission is $10.00/person

Palm Springs Follies
  • 128 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs 760- 327-0225 
  • Admission: Platinum $91.95, Gold $79.95, Silver $69.95, Balcony $59.95, Upper Balcony $49.95
  • Season November-May, Show times: Matinee 1:30 PM, Evening 7:00 PM, dates subject to change so call ahead.

eating out

Restaurants in Joshua Tree and neighboring cities
Call first as hours may change and businesses might have closed.

Ricochet Gourmet

  • 61705 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree
  • 760-366-1898

Sam’s Pizza & Indian Food

  • 61380 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree
  • 760-366-9511

Natural Sisters Café

  • 61868 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree
  • 760-366-3600

Pie for the People

  • 61740 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree
  • 760-366-0400

Joshua Tree Saloon

  • 61835 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree
  • 760-366-2250

Royal Siam Thai Cuisine

  • 67599 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree
  • 760-366-2923

Santana’s Mexican Food

  • 61761 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree
  • 760-366-8297

Country Kitchen

  • 61768 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree
  • 760-366-8988

Crossroads Café

  • 61715 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree
  • 760-366-5414

Park Rock Café

  • 6554 Park Blvd, Joshua Tree
  • 760-366-8200

Chen’s Chinese Restaurant

  • 57345 Twentynne Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley
  • 760-369-9566

Chilly Willy’s Fish & Chips

  • 55692 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley
  • 760-369-2069

Din Ho Chinese Restaurant

  • 56098 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley
  • 760-365-4353

John’s Place Burgers and Tacos

  • 56249 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley
  • 760-365-0144

Kimi Sushi

  • 7500 Camino Del Cielo, Yucca Valley
  • 760-369-1122

La Casita Mexican Restaurant

  • 57154 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley
  • 760-365-5061

Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant

  • 55792 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley
  • 760-369-7164

Paradise Café

  • 58890 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley
  • 760-365-0015

The Rib Company

  • 56193 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley
  • 760-365-1663

Roadhouse Café

  • 57173 Sunnyslope Dr, Yucca Valley
  • 760-365-5581 (Reservations Suggested)

Route 62 Old Time Diner

  • 55405 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley
  • 760-365-6311

Stefano’s Giardino Restaurant

  • 55509 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley
  • 760-228-3118

Yokozuna Japanese Restaurant

  • 56960Twentynine Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley
  • 760-365-2521

Wonder Garden Café

  • 73511 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Twentynine Palms
  • 760-367-2429 (Vegetarian Fare)

Twentynine Palms Inn

  • 73950 Inn Ave, Twentynine Palms
  • 760-367-3505

Happy Cooker Burgers

  • 49790 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Morongo Valley
  • 760-363-6977


  • 57796 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley
  • 760-365-2900


  • 57044 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley
  • 760-228-1232

Things To Know

Things To Know Before You Come

AccessibilityThe nature trails at Bajada, Cap Rock, and the Oasis of Mara are wheelchair accessible. Site 122 at Jumbo Rocks Campground is wheelchair accessible and Keys View is accessible.
All-terrain VehiclesATVs may not be used in the park.
BicyclingBicycling is permitted on public roads, both paved and dirt, but not on trails. There are no bicycle paths and many roads are narrow, so ride cautiously.
CampfiresAll vegetation in the park is protected. If you want to make a campfire, bring your own firewood. Campfires are not allowed outside of campsites and picnic sites with provided fire grates.
Coping With the WeatherTemperature changes of 40 degrees within 24 hours are common. Bring a variety of clothes that you can layer on and off as conditions change.
Although rain is relatively rare in the desert, when it does come it can really pour down. Even when it isn't raining where you are, rain in the mountains can run off so fast as to cause flash floods. Stay alert.
Day-use and Restricted AreasSome areas within the park are privately owned; others protect wildlife or historical sites. Entering these areas is prohibited. Day-use areas are set aside to protect sensitive populations of wildlife. They are closed from dusk to dawn.
DehydrationIt is easy to become dehydrated in arid desert environments. Even if you only plan to drive through the park, you should have some water with you. If you are going to camp, we recommend one gallon of water per person per day. If you are going to be hiking or biking, you will want to take along two gallons per person. Drink the water and do not economize. When the water is half gone, it is time to turn back.
Emergency PhonesIn an emergency call San Bernardino Dispatch at 909-383-5651. Call collect. Cell phone coverage is spotty in the park; do not depend on your cell phone in an emergency. An emergency-only phone is located at Intersection Rock parking area, next to Hidden Valley Campground. A second emergency-only phone is attached to the ranger station at Indian Cove.
Firearms and WeaponsNew firearms law here. Fireworks, traps, bows, BB guns, paint-ball guns, and slingshots are not allowed in the park.
Food, Lodging, ServicesThere are no concessions within the park. However, surrounding communities can fulfill most visitor needs. Contact local chambers of commerce for information.
Food StorageStore food in hard-sided containers or in your vehicle to prevent ravens, coyotes, and other wildlife from eating it.
International Visitors
Park information is available at visitor centers and entrance stations in Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish.
Keep Wildlife WildFeeding coyotes, squirrels, and other animals weans them from their natural food supplies, causes overpopulation, and turns them into aggressive creatures as they lose their fear of humans.
Leave No Trace
During your visit please pick up trash around campgrounds and trails. Your actions will inspire other park visitors.
Lost & FoundReport lost, and turn in found, items at any visitorcenter or ranger station. Lost articles will be returned if found.

Off-road DrivingVehicles, including bicycles, are prohibited off established roads. The desert ecosystem is fragile. Off-road driving and riding creates ruts, upsets delicate drainage patterns, compacts the soil, and leaves visual scars for years. Plants are crushed and uprooted. Wildlife shelters are destroyed, and food and water supplies are altered or obliterated.
Overflow Camping
There is no overflow camping in the park. There are several BLM camping areas nearby.
Overnight ParkingThere is no overflow parking in the park, at visitor centers, or park headquarters. Unattended vehicles may not be left outside of campgrounds and backcountry boards between 10 pm and 6 am.
ParkingPark roads, even the paved roads, are narrow, winding, and have soft, sandy shoulders. Accidents occur when visitors stop along the road to admire a view or make a picture. There are many pullouts and parking lots, so wait until you get to one before stopping.
PetsWhile pets are allowed in the park, their activities are restricted. They must be on a leash at all times and cannot be more than 100 feet from a road, picnic area, or campground; they are prohibited from trails, and they must never be left unattended.
Potable Water
Water is available at the visitor center in Twentynine Palms, at Black Rock and Cottonwood campgrounds, at the entrance station south of Joshua Tree, and at the Indian Cove ranger station.
Stay Out and Stay AliveMining was an important activity in this area and numerous mining sites can be found within the park. If you choose to visit them, use extreme caution and do not enter old mine workings.
Sun SafetyThat old desert sun can damage eyes as well as skin. Wear a hat and sunglasses and use sunblocking lotion liberally.
Take Only PicturesOver 1.25 million people visit Joshua Tree National Park each year. If each visitor took only one rock or one branch from a bush, the park, our national heritage, would soon be gone. Removal, disturbance, destruction, or disfigurement of anything in the park is unlawful.
Our dry desert climate cannot quickly decompose such things as orange peels, apple cores, egg shells, and other picnic remains. Loose paper blows into bushes creating an unsightly mess, and plastic six-pack rings can strangle wildlife. Dispose of your trash in a responsible manner and recycle whatever you can.
Vehicle LawsPark roads are narrow and winding. Some areas are congested. Speed limits are there for your safety and well-being. State and federal vehicle laws apply within the park.
Wildlife Viewing
It is a thrill to see wild animals in the park, but remember: this is their home and they should not be disturbed. This includes the use of artificial light for viewing them.
You Are ResponsibleYou are responsible for knowing and obeying park rules. Check at visitor centers, at entrance stations, on bulletin boards, and the Superintendent's Compendium to find out what they are. When in doubt, ask a ranger.

Visitor Centers

Joshua Tree National Park Visitor Centers

Oasis Visitor Center

  • Open: All Year 8 am to 5 pm
  • Phone: 760-367-5500
  • Location: Oasis of Mara in Twentynine Palms
  • Address: 74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
  • Special Programs: Park videos are shown upon request between 11 am and 3 pm
  • Exhibits: yes
  • Available Facilities: water, flush toilets, telephone, bookstore, beverages, picnic tables

Joshua Tree Visitor Center

  • Open: All Year 8 am to 5 pm
  • Phone: 760-366-1855
  • Location: South of Hwy 62 (Twentynine Palms Highway) on Park Boulevard in the Village of Joshua Tree
  • Address: 6554 Park Boulevard, Joshua Tree, CA 92256
  • Special Programs: Park videos are shown upon request.
  • Exhibits: yes
  • Available Facilities: bookstore, cafe, flush toilets onsite; public telephone and showers nearby

Cottonwood Visitor Center

  • Open: All Year 8 am to 4 pm
  • Location: Cottonwood Spring
  • Special Programs: Park videos are shown upon request.
  • Exhibits: yes
  • Available Facilities: water, flush toilets, bookstore onsite; picnic area nearby

Black Rock Nature Center

  • Open: October through May Daily (except Friday) 8 am to 4 pm Fridays Noon to 8 pm
  • Phone: 760-367-3001
  • Location: Black Rock Campground
  • Address: 9800 Black Rock Canyon Road, Yucca Valley, CA 92284
  • Exhibits: yes
  • Available Facilities: water, flush toilets, bookstore, picnic area

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Ricochet Vintage Wears in Joshua Tree

Ricochet is the scene in Joshua Tree with an abundant array of vintage clothing, footwear, accessories and gifts. Find local art, collectibles and music among the many original items. A cafe is on the premises as well, serving organic and fresh foods. This shop focuses on promoting and serving the community at large.

Address: 61705 29 Palms Hwy | Joshua Tree, CA | 92252

Telephone: 1 760 366-1898