town in San Bernardino County, California, United States

Yucca Valley is a large town in south central San Bernadino County in California Desert on the north-western boundary of Joshua Tree National Park.

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Yucca Valley is at the west edge of the Morongo Basin in the Mojave Desert, between the San Berandino Mountains (west) and Joshua Tree National Park (south).

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Most visitors will arrive by car.

  •   California State Route 62 runs east-west through the Morongo Basin, west towards Palm Springs and Interstate 10, and east to Joshua Tree Village and Twentynine Palms and onto the Arizona state line.
  •   California State Route 247 (Old Woman Springs Rd) begins in Yucca Valley and runs north through Barstow to Interstate 15.

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There is a limited bus network, run by the Morongo Basin Transit Authority (MBTA). Service runs west towards Palm Springs and east towards Joshua Tree Village and Twentynine Palms.

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The closest passenger airport is Palm Springs Airport (PSP IATA), 35 mi (56 km) west.

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  • Hi-Desert Nature Museum, 57090 Twentynine Palms Highway (Community Center Complex), +1 760-369-7212, . W-Sa 10AM–5PM, closed Federal holidays. The museum is dedicatd to educating residents and tourists about the cultural heritage, natural history and desert environment of the Morongo Basin and High Desert.

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  • Joshua Tree National Park, east — Home to two desert ecosystems and is a favorite for campers, hikers, and rock-climbers.
  • Pioneertown, northwest — An Old West-themed living motion-picture set where movie and television shows have been filmed, with galleries and places to eat.
Routes through Yucca Valley
Palm SpringsDesert Hot Springs  W   E  Joshua Tree Village → Jct N   S
END Jct N   SBarstow  N   S  END

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