Fall in Joshua Tree is an underrated season with visitation dwindling, temperatures cooling off but still warm, and abundant sunshine.
Fall in Joshua Tree is an underrated season with visitation dwindling, temperatures cooling off but still warm, and abundant sunshine. Most folks don’t think of Joshua Tree as a “premiere fall destination” and for that reason crowds disappear leaving the park with more solitude. High temperatures during fall still hit 90s in September and are down to the 60s by December.
What Joshua Tree lacks in foliage changing colors it more than makes up for in stunning desert beauty.
Fall Monthly Temperatures in Joshua Tree National Park
|September||94F / 64F|
|October||83F / 54F|
|November||72F / 44F|
|December||61F / 37F|
Things to See in Joshua Tree In Fall
Fall Activities in Joshua Tree National Park
Winter in Joshua Tree National Park does not really limit activities for the average visior. Some great winter activities include:
- Stargazing at Skull Rock
- Exploring Hidden Valley
- Spotting Bighorn Sheep at Barker Dam
- Driving Geology Tour Road
Joshua Trees Illuminated by Firelight | Joshua Tree National Park, California
Interested in what Joshua Tree is like during other times of the year? Check out our Joshua Tree Seasons & Weather page to learn more about which season is best for your visit to the park. Our personal favorite is Spring but Winter is great as well.
Joshua Tree by Season
The Joshua Tree Film
MTJP | Joshua Tree is the culmination of nearly a month spent exploring Joshua Tree National Park. We chose Joshua Tree because of its unique landscape. Its immense boulder piles, colorful cactus fields, endless desert expanses, and one-of-a-kind Joshua trees make for a spectacular setting. This film was shot entirely in 4K.