California is home to one of the most unique deserts in the entire world at Joshua Tree National Park, names after the Joshua Trees that are famously native to the Mojave desert.
The park includes parts of two deserts, each one an ecosystem that has distinctive differences based on elevation. The higher desert is the Mojave Desert and the lower desert is the Colorado Desert, make this a unique blend and a one of a kind desert ecosystem.
Joshua Tree National Park is one of the best places to get a view of the cosmos when the sun goes down. Get ready to be awed.