Watchable wildlife, site seeing, photography, hiking, rock climbing and scenic driving on the Joshua Tree Backway. Discover the northernmost stand of Joshua Trees. Take the Joshua Tree Road Backway for a tour through the Mojave desert landscapes and stunning wildflowers in season.
There are no developed recreation sites, but campers are welcome.
Desert tortoise is the featured viewing species, although a number of desert-dwelling birds, snakes, lizards, kit foxes, and small mammals may also be viewed here. Rattlesnakes are common here--use caution when walking through the area. THE DESERT TORTOISE IS A FEDERALLY LISTED THREATENED SPECIES. DO NOT COLLECT, HANDLE, OR BOTHER IN ANY WAY.
The area is a transition zone between Great Basin and Mojave Desert vegetation. Lies primarily in the Mojave Desert area in extreme southwestern Utah.
For further information contact:
BLM St. George Office
For more information visit the Utah Bureau of Land Management website