When it comes to gorgeous desert parks, there are few better than California's Joshua Tree National Park. What may just look like another desert to the laypersons's eye, this fantastic sandy sprawl is absolutely loaded with a massive variety of plants from the park's namesake to classic cactuses to the vibrant yellow blossoms of the Blue Palo Verde tree, not to mention the wild array of native birds, reptiles and mammals. Considering the park encompasses an area larger than the state of Rhode Island, Joshua Tree offers tons of backcountry roads, campsites and wildlife to see throughout multiple seasons that each provide their own wonders. Although dog-friendliness is a bit restricted like many other National Parks, there are still plenty of activities for you and your dog to enjoy.
While Joshua Tree may not offer you and your dog an all-access pass, there's still plenty of activities to do that won't compromise the natural integrity of the park. Between backcountry roads for driving and walking, tons of gorgeous campsites, endless amounts of plants and wildlife and unique spots you won't find anywhere else in the world, there are plenty of opportunities for you and your pooch to make the best of your time in Joshua Tree National Park.