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Address: Joshua Tree National Park, CA
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A lookout point located a couple of thousand feet above Joshua Tree...

A lookout point located a couple of thousand feet above Joshua Tree National Park that provides incredible views of sunrise and sunset.

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Great view on a clear day

This view is comparable to being in a airplane. A broad expanse of valley is laid out before you. I gave it four stars because the quality of the experience depends upon the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Explorer100
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Cupertino, California

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Aspendale
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Apparently this spot is spectacular for sunset. We tried to catch the sunset, but wind was blowing making it cold out of the car and the view was inhibited by lots of haze the day we were there.

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Cupertino, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This view is comparable to being in a airplane. A broad expanse of valley is laid out before you. I gave it four stars because the quality of the experience depends upon the clarity of the atmosphere. Do not waste your time on dusty or polluted days.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought this was going to be a long trip out to see this view, but it was an easy detour on our way out of Joshua Tree National Park and a must to see the views. In the distance are snow covered mountains, the San Andreas Fault was somewhere there, and immediately below us was beautiful countryside. A short... More 

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Urbana, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a whirlwind tour of Joshua Tree NP the first afternoon we arrived in the area - saw Barker Dam, and did some driving around. We totally missed Keys View that day, but after reading up on it, decided to go back to the park a second day. Definitely worthwhile, even though it's kind of a long trek from... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A few miles off the main road in Joshua Tree National Park, the road ends at a vista on the top of a ridge overlooking the valley towards Palm Springs and the resorts that line the valley. It was a bit hazy the day we were there and we could see dust blowing up from the desert below, but we... More 

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minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We could see all of the major landmarks from this point during our visit,however, during more smoggy days, your views could be limited

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Calgary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All of Joshua Tree National Park is worth a visit. Just drive through from one end to the other. It is a beautiful drive. There are many stops, and the Keys View really shows the valley. Take warm clothes. You go from sea level to 5300 feet, and it can be colder at that altitude.

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Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very easy loop walk to excellent views of the Coachella Valley. Can see Palm Springs clearly as well as distant mountains. Paved path with little grade, so easy for everyone in the family.

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Minneapolis, MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The day I went it was so windy there were wind advisories, and I felt sorry for the Ranger having to stay up there all day. There was a lot of sand/pollution blowing into the Coachella Valley, so not as clear as it could have been. Might be better to see on a clear day at sunset, but with so... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A moderately long drive plus a short hike equals a great view! Sweeping views of the valley below, great!

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