Towering sculptures dot the blazing landscape of the Mojave Desert. Weathered by wind and bleached by the sun, the larger-than-life assemblage art erected by the late Noah Purifoy has become an iconic yet ever-changing feature of the harsh, desert landscape that inspired it. Like Purifoy, artists, philosophers, and people from all walks of life have sought refuge, clarity, change, or perhaps simply broader horizons here in the Joshua Tree region. From the indigenous communities who have called the area home for thousands of years to the contemporary artists who flocked here escaping convention, the desert has offered a canvas for exploring questions big and small. Together, we’ll traverse the legendary landscape that’s supported creative endeavors both contemporary and historical—visiting colorful man-made mountains, glimpsing mysteriously marked rocks, and experiencing soothing sound baths along the way.
The total cost of this trip is $2,360. For those traveling solo, single accommodations can be provided, subject to availability, at an additional cost of $400. Please contact us to request a single room.
Our trip begins with a welcome dinner in Palm Springs on Day 1. We recommend you arrive in Palm Springs by 3 p.m. so you can settle into your accommodations and make your way to meet our guide and group in time for dinner. Our trip concludes in the morning on Day 4. If leaving Palm Springs directly after our trip, feel free to leave any time before check out at 11 a.m. If you'd like to extend your trip, we’d be more than happy to provide suggestions for things to do in the city on your own.
Travelers should feel comfortable hiking up to three miles in the National Park, climbing stairs, and remaining on their feet for long periods of time.
Desert weather is full of contrasts. Winter temperatures can hit freezing at night with highs of 75° F, and spring highs can reach into the 90’s during the day.
Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated, but please let us know if you have any severe allergies or prescribed dietary restrictions.
Your participation in this trip helps support artists who are working on major projects and preserves projects that have already been completed. You'll also be supporting the conservation of land in the Mojave's fragile desert ecosystem. You can increase your impact by sharing the stories of the artists and projects you encounter, and, if you wish, purchasing art during the trip.