Joshua Tree is a truly surreal and magical place, unlike anywhere else in the world. Found where the Mojave and Colorado deserts merge, Joshua Tree National Park is characterized by mysterious trees that appear to come out of the world of Dr. Seuss, Instagram-worthy rock formations, prehistoric landscapes and unique desert wildlife. Tourists flock here for world-class rock climbing, hiking, photography and stargazing. Camping here is also high on many travelers’ bucket lists, but during the high season the campsites can book up fast. With a growing number of tourists to Joshua Tree over the past few years, people have been getting creative and creating their own unique campsites outside the park to fill the need for local accommodations. As well, they have specifically designed them to appeal to social media influencers and recent trends in the travel and hospitality industries.
Enter Boulder’s Hideaway, an off-the-grid glamping site just outside Joshua Tree National Park. There are cute yurts and even a tiny cabin sprinkled throughout twenty acres in the desert. You get a sizable portion of land so you feel super secluded. As you are getting a true “off-the-grid” experience, there is no electricity, so I suggest you bring chargers and battery packs for your electronics. There is also no running water, so make sure to bring some wilderness wipes to clean off. I heard there were also showers in town, but I really didn’t want to leave the site, as I was only there for a day. You also have access to nearby porta-potties so you don’t have to go to the bathroom outside.
I chose to sleep in one of the yurts, as it was just me on the trip. They provide you with battery-powered lanterns, blankets, pillows, towels and a even a tub to cool off in outside. There are also super cute additions such as books and board games to pass the time. I thought the bed itself was really comfortable, and got a really good sleep!
Joshua Tree, and the desert region in general, is known for its epic sunsets and stargazing opportunities. This night I got to experience a beautiful sunset as I soaked in the tub, which I highly recommend after a hot day in the blazing heat. I was also there on a full moon night, so the stargazing wasn’t at its peak, but I still got to witness a beautiful and clear night sky.
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Founder and main contributor to This Adventure Life, Kirsten Alexis has passion for all things adventure and the outdoors. She is an avid participant in action sports, such as skydiving, paragliding, snowboarding, high-altitude trekking, mountain biking, surfing and more. She is passionate about inspiring others to live their wildest dreams as well as conserving the environment for others to enjoy for years to come.