Joshua Tree NP GPS Tour Guide 4+

Self-Driving Narrated GPS Tour

17 Mile Drive Day Trips

    • 4.4 • 23 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Adventure awaits! Explore Joshua Tree National Park while hearing stories at every turn with an GPS-enabled offline audio tour. And get a free bonus tour of Palm Springs!

Welcome to the narrated driving tour of Joshua Tree National Park in Palm Springs, California by Action Tour Guide!

Are you ready to turn your phone into a personal tour guide? This app offers a fully-guided experience - just like a local giving you a personalized, turn-by-turn, fully-guided tour.

Joshua Tree National Park:
Explore the rugged, mystical beauty of a park where two deserts collide! Uncover the secrets hidden within this harsh landscape and learn how to spot the elusive creatures which inhabit it.

Hear the dramatic tales of the McHaney Gang, gold thieves, and the hardscrabble men and women who have passed through this desert over the years.

Along the winding road, we’ll show you how to find the best and most unique spots in Joshua Tree, including a couple that most visitors miss entirely! Navigating a desert can be hard work, so just leave all that to us! All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the stark, magnificent scenery.

Your drive through Joshua Tree National Park includes:

■ Joshua Tree Visitor Center
■ Quail Mountain
■ Samuelson’s Rocks
■ Willow Hole
■ Lost Horse Valley
■ Desert Tortoises
■ Hidden Valley Nature Trail
■ McHaney Gang Hideout
■ Intersection Rock
■ Keys Ranch
■ Barker Dam & Cattails
■ Wall Street Mill Trail
■ Lost Horse Mountain & The Gold Thief
■ Desert Sage
■ Lost Horse Mine Loop Trail
■ Keys View
■ Queen Mountain
■ Queen Valley
■ Pine City Trail
■ Desert Queen Mine
■ Skull Rock
■ Sky’s The Limit Observatory & Nature Center
■ Cactus Wren
■ Arch Rock Nature Trail
■ Mastodon Peak
■ Coachella Valley Preserve
■ Coxcomb Mountains
■ Palm Springs Aerial Tramway & Art Museum
■ Walk of the Stars Palm Springs


■ Award-winning platform
The app, which has been featured on Thrillist, was the recipient of the “Laurel Award” from the Newport Mansions, who use Action Tour Guide for over a million tours per year.

■ Plays automatically
The app knows where you are and which direction you are heading, and plays audio automatically about the things you are seeing, plus stories and tips and advice. Simply follow the GPS map & the routing line.

■ Fascinating stories
Be immersed in an engaging, accurate, and entertaining story about each point of interest. The stories are professionally narrated and prepared by local guides. Most stops also have additional stories that you can optionally choose to hear.

■ Works offline
No data, cellular or even wireless network connection needed while taking the tour. Download over Wi-Fi/Data Network before your tour.

■ Freedom of travel
No scheduled tour timings, no crowded groups, and no rush to move past stops that interest you. You have total freedom to skip ahead, linger, and take as many photos as you’d like.


Check out the free demo to get an idea of what this tour is about. If you like it, purchase the tour to get full access to all the stories.


■ Download ahead of time over data or WiFi.
■ Be sure the phone battery is fully charged or bring a battery pack. Continued use of GPS can dramatically decrease battery life. This app uses your GPS tracking feature to allow real-time tracking of your route.


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What’s New

Version 1.1

New Tour Added - Lake Tahoe.
Background Download.
Supports AirPods Control.
Bug fixes and new content added.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

stephens paquette ,

Just Amazing!    

Given that we were first-timers, we completely wing it and headed to Joshua Tree for a last-minute one-day excursion from Los Angeles. My 9-year-old daughter and I had no plans and had an amazing time!! This helpful little app identifies major areas of interest (nearly 40 in all) that you can either drive by or stop and explore. It provides history and background, which is fantastic, as well as a map that monitors your movement across the massive park and indicates when to turn off the road or park your car.  ‍   

KimberleyDoverTeifi ,

Joshua Tree NP brought to life.

The narrative started on its own at each way point that had info. It was interesting and informative. The park is so beautiful and this only adds to the experience.
It felt like a good amount of info in an easy to listen to narrative. Interesting and helpful. Well worth the $5.00!
I would download another tour from this company if I’m in another location that offers it.

Developer Response ,

Wonderful! I’m so thrilled that this tour was able to help you enjoy your Joshua Tree experience. Thank you so much for the review!

Careful Reviewer ,

Great tour!

What a fun way to see the park. This was my second trip to the park and I actually enjoyed in even more! Learnt so much of what I was seeing around me. Will definitely be trying their other Apps on my next trip.

Developer Response ,

Awesome! I’m thrilled that you enjoyed the self-guided experience! Joshua Tree National Park is such a beautiful park and being able to explore it at your own pace makes a huge difference. We put in a lot of effort to keep the stories engaging and fun, so I’m glad to hear you enjoyed them! Hope to see you again with our other tours. Thanks again!

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