VideosEnjoy the sights and sounds of this diverse desert park through short films produced in the park. These videos include a three-part Keys Ranch Tour, wildlife spotlights, and scenic landscapes to enhance your park experience. Many videos are captioned and audio described.
Backpacking Permit Orientation
Learn about the rules, regulations, and best practices for backpacking in Joshua Tree National Park.
Do you have what is takes to be a Bark Ranger at Joshua Tree National Park? Watch this video to find out!
B-Roll Video Index
The B-Roll archive is an online resource to provide free, public domain, downloadable video clips for multimedia use.
Desert Tortoise TV
Learn the difference between a tortoise and turtle plus how to move a desert tortoise that is in the road!
Disappearing Darkness Videos
The park has some of the darkest night skies in all of southern California, but light pollution is an growing threat on the horizon.
Granite Desk Series
Gather around this virtual desk to learn about the desert from park rangers.
The Keys Ranch is a popular reservation-only program. Those who are unable to attend the tour can watch it here, split into in three parts.
Nature Minute Series
Watch short, peaceful scenes from around the park.
Partnerships and Collaborations
Watch videos created by park partners and collaborators including Leave No Trace Wilderness Backpacking and Your First Day at Joshua Tree!
Watch your favorite rangers explore and discuss the science, history, and scenery of Joshua Tree National Park.
View the beautiful landscape of Joshua Tree or virtually wander down the Cap Rock Trail!
Staff Spotlight Series
Some park employees are highly visible, while others work behind the scenes. Watch this series to see behind the scenes at Joshua Tree!
A must watch before hiking a desert trail.
Wilderness Wandering Series
Backpacking, Hiking, and Climbing in Joshua Tree Wilderness.
Fire in the Mojave Desert
In the Mojave Desert, fires provide an opportunity for invasive plants to take root, which in turn leads to larger and more frequent fires.
Last updated: March 4, 2023