110 miles with 6,900 feet of climbing
Joshua Tree National Park • Climbs
Joshua Tree National Park • Description
This ride starts at Cottonwood Visitor Center, near the south entrance of Joshua Tree National Park. The route follows Pinto Basin Road/El Dorado Mine Road/National Park Road/Utah Trail to the north entrance of the park.
The section between the towns of Twentynine Palms and Joshua Tree continues outside the park on Twentynine Palms Highway.
The ride then re-enters Joshua Tree National Park through the west entrance and follows Park Boulevard/Quail Springs Road/National Park Drive/Loop Road to the intersection and back to Cottonwood Visitor Center.
An optional five-mile out-and-back climb off Loop Road leads to Keys View, which offers views all the way to Salton Sea and beyond.
Joshua Tree National Park • Interactive Map
Joshua Tree National Park • Pictures
Pinto Basin Road
Bob N., Jean C., John L., Johnny U., and I went for this ride. It was a great day out in the high desert. Due to the strong winds, we decided not to climb to Keys View.
By: Bernd Straehle
See Also: Gran Fondos & Centuries