Click here to start a tour of Joshua Tree National Park.
Featured with this page are the Coachella Valley Preserve and Painted Canyon--two natural areas near Joshua Tree National Park that are along the San Andreas Fault system, and display many features about the geology and natural history of southern California.
Map of Joshua Tree National Park. Click on the "Next Image" (below) to continue on the image tour, or click on any of the small green dots on the map above to go directly to selected images.
Click here to see geology tours of other national parks.
Check out the National Park Service's Joshua Tree National Park site - http://www.nps.gov/jotr/
In 1936, Franklin D. Roosevelt set aside 825,000 acres
of California desert as Joshua Tree National Monument. As a result of
mining interest pressures, the park was reduced to 560,000 acres. However,
Congress passed the California Desert Protection Act of 1994 that increased
the park to 794,000 acres and raised its level of protection to national
This website contains images produced from stereo photo pairs that were manipulated into anaglyphs (3-D images). You will need red-and-cyan stereo viewing glasses to get the 3-D visual effects. Photography on this website was taken in winter 3003-2004.
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Last modified 12/20/2010