Hiking the best of Death Valley & Joshua Tree

6 Days | Weave your way through the best walks in the Wild West

Walking & Trekking
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Strap on your best hiking (or cowboy) boots and take on the trails of Death Valley National Park and Joshua Tree National Park. Starting in Las Vegas, this seven-day adventure takes you over the Mojave Desert and into the Badlands. Full of mineral-streaked rocky outcrops and winding narrow canyons, your imagination will run wild with pictures of the region’s past. Joshua Tree National Park provides even more wild western fare, with hidden desert oases, ancient art and towering rock formations all involved in your walks. With hotel stays to rest your head each night, you’ll hardly be another weary traveller at the waterhole.

Trip overview

Map of Hiking The Best Of Death Valley & Joshua Tree including United States Of America
Start
Las Vegas, United States
Finish
Las Vegas, United States
Theme
Walking & Trekking
Destinations
United States
Physical rating
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Style
Comfort
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 2 - Max 10
Trip code
SKXK
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Discover the hidden magic of Darwin Falls and Lost Palms Oasis – the greenery and flowing waters sit in stark contrast to the surrounding desert landscape.
  • Summit the western wall of Death Valley on a hike to Wildrose Peak, starting the trail at the historic Charcoal Kilns and finishing with views over to the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
  • Get a glimpse of Joshua Tree National Park’s human history at the rancher-built Barker Dam, with 2000-year-old rock art resting nearby.
  • Wander through the stunning natural colours of Golden Canyon, sticking to the trail through the labyrinth-like twists and turns.
  • Spend your first evening in Death Valley descending to 282 ft below sea level at Badwater Basin – the lowest point in North America.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This is a walking trip, so a good fitness level will help you enjoy all included walks and activities.
  • This trip involves hiking from 4+ to 10 miles (4.5+ to 16 km) per day with a total trip distance of 36+ miles (58+ km). The maximum daily elevation gain/loss is 2200 feet (670 m). Please check the trip itinerary for more details.
  • On this trip, you’ll be required to carry a daypack weighing approximately 3.5 to 5.5 kg (8-12 lb).
  • Due to storm damage in Death Valley National Park caused by Hurricane Hilary in August 2023, some park trails and roads may still be under repair during your trip. In the case a trail or destination is inaccessible, we will choose an alternative hike of a similar difficulty.

Itinerary

Map of Hiking The Best Of Death Valley & Joshua Tree including United States Of America

Inclusions

Meals

6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Hotels (5 nights)

Activities
  • Death Valley National Park - Golden Canyon & Gower Gulch Hike
  • Death Valley National Park - Zabriskie Point walk
  • Shuttle to Death Valley
  • Death Valley National Park - Badwater Basin sunset visit
  • Death Valley National Park - Wildrose Peak Hike
  • Death Valley National Park - Darwin Falls Hike
  • Death Valley National Park - Mesquite Sand Dunes Hike
  • Joshua Tree National Park - Teddy Bear Cholla Garden visit
  • Joshua Tree National Park - Lost Palms Oasis Hike
  • Joshua Tree National Park - Barker Dam Valley Hike
  • Joshua Tree National Park - The Maze Hike
  • Joshua Tree National Park - Indian Cove Hollow Hike
  • Joshua Tree National Park - Hidden Valley Hike
  • Shuttle to Las Vegas

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Important notes

1. Please note this trip requires a minimum number of booked customers to guarantee the departure. Your Booking Agent will advise at time of booking if the departure has met minimum numbers. If minimum numbers are not met, you will be advised no later than 30 days out from departure. We recommend arranging flights and related travel services once your departure is guaranteed. In the event that your departure is cancelled due to minimum numbers not being met, a full refund will be provided of monies paid.

2. A completed registration form is required to join these trips. You will not be confirmed for the trip until your form has been received and reviewed. We may ask for a medical release signed by your physician for medical conditions or circumstances which could possibly compromise your safety or the safety of others on this trip – please speak to your agent for further details.

3. A signed disclaimer (Acknowledgement of Risks Form) is required at the time of booking for this trip – please speak to your agent for further details.

4. To help ensure this trip is right for you, this trip is subject to additional ‘Essential Eligibility Requirements’ – see the ‘Itinerary Disclaimer’ section of the Essential Trip Information for further details

5.This trip is operated and run by Wildland Trekking, an Intrepid company. You will be travelling with a mixture of both Wildland Trekking customers and Intrepid customers.

6. The pre-trip orientation will take place at 5:00 PM the day before the trip starts at the Tuscany Suites and Casino in Las Vegas. Your guide will be in contact approximately 10 days before the trip start date to coordinate the pre-trip orientation. Your guide will then pick you up at the Tuscany on the morning of Day 1 for transport to the trailhead. This trip will conclude at approximately 5:00 PM on the last day.

7. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights on your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

8. Death Valley Itinerary Disclaimer: Due to storm damage caused by Hurricane Hilary in August 2023, some park trails and roads may still be under repair during your trip. In the case a trail or destination is inaccessible, we will choose an alternative hike of a similar difficulty.

Essential Trip Information

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Hiking the best of Death Valley & Joshua Tree
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USD $3,940