Spring in Joshua Tree is the best with temperatures warming to the 80s, abundant sunshine, reduced crowds, and long nights for stargazing.
in Joshua Tree
Spring in Joshua Tree National Park is the best with temperatures warming to the mid 80s, cool nights, reduced crowds, abundant sunshine, and long nights for stargazing. Joshua Tree is not a park known for changing foliage but rather stunning desert beauty. Spring is much preferable to Summer when daytime temperatures can soar to triple digits.
If you can manage, we highly recommend scheduling your Joshua Tree Trip during the Spring season, especially April & May.
Spring Monthly Temperatures in Joshua Tree National Park
|March||74F / 43F|
|April||80F / 48F|
|May||86F / 55F|
|June||97F / 66F|
Things to See in Joshua Tree In Spring
Spring 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:
- Exploring Hidden Valley
- Driving Geology Tour Road
- Stargazing at Skull Rock
- Spotting Bighorn Sheep at Barker Dam
White Tank Campground Sunrise | 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.