Climbing around at Jumbo Rocks in Joshua Tree National Park

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My favorite part of Joshua Tree National Park was climbing around at Jumbo Rocks. Just as it sounds, the Jumbo Rocks are a collection of huge rocks near the main road through the park. Visitors can climb on, around, and between them.

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No special climbing equipment is needed. Just walk around until you see a trail you can follow or a few small rocks you can jump on top of to use as stairs to get even higher. Before you know it, you’ll be on top of the world!

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I was surprised how much fun it was to climb on these rocks. I felt like a kid and spent at least an hour here exploring the rocks.

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You’ll find some narrow passages between rocks that you can try to squeeze through.

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Those of us who aren’t rock climbers never get to have these kinds of thrills, so it’s a fun chance to try something new. Do not pass up the chance to see Jumbo Rocks if you visit the park!

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  1. This reminds me a little bit of the Badlands. I remember taking my son there when he was young and me being petrified that he’d fall off a rock. Now I’m taking my daughter there this summer. I never learn…

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