There are three roads into the park. The most commonly used is the West Entrance Station, on Park Boulevard in the town of Joshua Tree along Calif. 62. The North Entrance Station, at the end of Utah Trail in the town of Twentynine Palms, on Calif. 62, 40 miles north of its junction with I-10, is also a popular gateway to the park. On the southern side of the park is the Cottonwood Visitor Center, about 40 miles east of Palm Springs along I-10.

The Nearest Airport -- The closest airport is the Palm Springs International Airport, 3400 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way (tel. 760/318-3800; www.palmspringsca.gov). Alaska, Allegiant, American, Continental, Delta, Frontier, Horizon, Sun Country, United, US Airways, and WestJet fly here, and Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Thrifty rent cars, as does Go Rentals (tel. 800/464-8267; www.gorentals.com).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.