Visit Joshua Tree's Best Lookout Point at Sunset

Key's View is the best drive-up vista in Joshua Tree National Park. From the top you can see the Coachella Valley and the San Andreas Fault. You can also catch a view of Southern California's two highest mountains, Mount San Jacinto and Mount Gorgonio. On a clear day you can see California's largest lake, the Salton Sea.

To Get There

  • Address: WRG7+J4 Pinyon Well, California

  • Parking is free, and there is easy access for those who aren’t able to hike to catch a view.

  • Entrance Fee: Inside Joshua Tree National Park so you’ll need a parks pass

Tip: If you'd rather hike to a lookout, Ryan Mountain has sweeping 360 panoramic views.

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When to go

I'd recommend starting at sunrise here, or ending at sunset. It’d be a good spot for a picnic to start or end your day in the park.

We ended our day trip here at sunset and caught it at the perfect golden hour. The entire valley was blanketed in a soft, warm glow, so we fully took advantage and has a fun mini photo sesh. 

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Do you know any other great views in Joshua Tree National Park that we should know about? Please leave them in the comments below.


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