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    Airport near Joshua Tree National Park

    I'm thinking about going to the Joshua Tree National Park workshop in January.

    Could someone please tell me what the nearest airport would be? I would need to fly in for this one

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    Palm Springs or 29 Palms. Or if I get some time off you could go down with me from Salt Lake City, but that is a bit of a drive, about 8 hours.
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    Hi,

    You might take a look at this, a friend of mine runs a very large network on all of the National Parks, I am sure he would have some great information you can use, it looks like LAX is the nearest International Airport.

    http://www.joshua.tree.national-park.com

    And this page lists how to get there.

    http://www.joshua.tree.national-park.com/how.htm

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    Dang blast it Jim, You are going to get me to go to another workshop? The motels with heaters are not that close to where they camp. I'll freeze copious amounts of excess weight!
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    Being as you'll need to rent a car once there, almost any of the LA-area airports would probably work for you. LAX or Orange County are probably more likely to have connections from Iowa than the smaller airports closer to JTNP.
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    See if you can fly into Burbank Airport, which will put you a little bit closer than LAX to Joshua Tree, or better yet Ontario International which is right near the 10 freeway - right where you want to be - and quite a bit closer to the final destination. If you land at LAX you can expect to add at least an hour to your drive time, and that's if you arrive in the middle of the night during a freak blizzard and all of the L.A. drivers have skidded off to the side of the road; During most daylight hours, well, bring a good book or a video game for the long sit in traffic.

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    Jim, I agree about the Ontario airport..but I would suggest you do a search on Travelocity or Orbitz and just play with some of the destinations..It makes some difference in price. Flew into Ontario a few years ago, nice airport, all of the rental car places and does not seem that far from Joshua Tree...you lucky dog.
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    I'd go with Ontario. It will very likely save you two or three hours of sitting in traffic (compared to LAX, Burbank, Long Beach and John Wayne).

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    Palm Spring is THE closet - and you can rent cars.

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    Palm Springs is the closest but there are at least five different areas in the park that have infrequent plane landings & takeoffs. Course if you use them you do attract the attention of park police. (if seen)
    Lots of small fields/strips in the area used by some when they don't want to be noticed.. if you are flying your own or a small plane.

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