Joshua Tree’s Chill August 2023

Dawson Turner


Fall is approaching and finally, the weather is starting to cool down in Joshua Tree in August/September. It’s the desert, so it’s still hot during the day but the nights are growing colder. If you yearn to cool off (admittedly not if you’re coming from the Bay Area), check out one of the many hotels with natural spring pools you can experience in the towns of Desert Hot Springs or Palm Springs.

Find your favorite spots to camp, climb, or hang out as the weather in Joshua Tree gets better and better. Temperatures in September range from 93 degrees Fahrenheit in the daytime to 64 degrees Fahrenheit at night. Be sure you pack warm clothes for the evenings because it can get cold and windy in the desert at night.

August happenings in Joshua Tree:



Chollas Cactus Garden
Barker Dam Nature Trail  Р1.6 mile loop
Arch Rock Trail – From White Tank Campground – 1 mile out and back
Indian Cove Nature Trail – 0.6 mile loop
Skull Rock Trail – Located off the main road


Time-Lapse Film Festival

August 24

Sit under the stars and experience the best lapses in the desert.

Joshua Tree Night Market

Second Saturdays each month! Hang out with the local community and share creativity! Enjoy local food and art vendors under the stars of the desert sky!

Joshua Tree Art Walk

Joshua Tree Artwalk

,,,,,,Also on the second Saturday of each month. Joshua Tree is home to some of the most creative artists in the world!

Milky Way Photography Workshop


Learn the tips and secrets of photographing landscape astrophotography, star trails, the milky way, and deep-sky astrophotography.

Rock Climbing and Bouldering


Joshua Tree’s most popular activity is to hit the slab and crawl around on the jumbo size rocks. There are, literally, hundreds of routes you can climb. New to the sport? We recommend checking out the Joshua Tree Rock Climbing School to get versed on where to start

The Integratron

The Integration was built by ufologist and contactee George Van Tassel. You can enjoy their daily sound bath events to rejuvenate and relax. Be sure to book ahead and get your reservation as it quickly fills up.

Weekly Local Events in Joshua Tree in August:

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Saturdays: Joshua Tree Farmers Market

Joshua Tree is a great destination year-round. Many other extraordinary events are happening and listed on the Joshua Tree Guide website.

For info on the live music scene, the Event Brite has a great list of upcoming shows in the desert area.

If you have any questions about other events happening in Joshua Tree, please contact us at the ITH Coyote Ranch Joshua Tree.

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