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Step-On Bus Tours


Desert Institute

Spring 2019 Catalog

The Roadrunner Shuttle Bus Heading from Barker Dam to Intersection Rock

The Roadrunner Shuttle Bus Heading from Barker Dam to Intersection Rock | Photo by NPS/Hannah Schwalbe | Public Domain | Source

Have a guide hop on your bus

The Desert Institute can arrange for a professional, knowledgeable naturalist to join your bus tour for a visit to Joshua Tree National Park as a “step-on” guide. Our interpreters have specialized knowledge of the local geology, natural history, flora and fauna, archaeology, and cultural history. Let us entertain and educate your guests which will make their experience of Joshua Tree National Park a memorable event!

All rates are per naturalist. Large groups and multiple motor coaches may require more than one guide. To schedule a Motor Coach Tour, contact the Desert Institute at (760) 367-5539(760) 367-5539 or desertinstitute@joshuatree.org.

Tour group operators pay park entrance fees. Please contact our office if you wish to include a guided hike or additional programs.

Tour Pricing

Effective January 1, 2019

Tour Length Price
Up To 4 Hours $310
Each Additional Hour $40