We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Keys Ranch

Keys Ranch Road, Joshua Tree National Park, CA
(760) 367-5500
Website
Save
Review Highlights
A must see attraction!

The Keys Ranch was definitely a highlight of my visit to Joshua Tree National Park. As part of an... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2017
VirginiaTraveler805
,
Richmond, Virginia
via mobile
great ranger-led tour

Get in line early on the day they offer tickets for this ranger-led tour. They only allow a... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Gomez22
,
Minneapolis
Read all 21 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“locked gate” (4 reviews)
“great tour” (3 reviews)
LOCATION
Keys Ranch Road, Joshua Tree National Park, CA
CONTACT
Website
(760) 367-5500
Write a Review
Reviews (21)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 19 reviews

Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

The Keys Ranch was definitely a highlight of my visit to Joshua Tree National Park. As part of an organized photography workshop, our group was given special night time access to the park which was absolutely amazing. It should be noted that except for special...More

Thank VirginiaTraveler805
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Get in line early on the day they offer tickets for this ranger-led tour. They only allow a handful of people. The tour is outside, involves some walking, and is extremely interesting! Plus, its a photographic jack-pot, so many great subjects to take pictures of.

Thank Gomez22
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

First step is acquiring tickets for the ranger tour only available from the Oasis visitor center the morning of the tour! The tours are done on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and limited to 25 visitors per tour. The only way you can reliably get tickets...More

6  Thank northernneckinn
Reviewed 27 November 2016

I ended my adventures through Joshua Tree NP with the Keys Ranch tour, which was very interesting. Note: Tickets must be purchased at the Oasis Visitors Center in Twentynine Palms. I'd advise arriving to the visitors center around 8:30 am, and waiting for the center...More

6  Thank Ash B
Reviewed 16 May 2016

You need to book the Keys Ranch tour in advance since only a limited amount of people are allowed in. You meet up with the tour guide 15 minutes before your tour, do not be late. It is an interesting tour letting you gain some...More

1  Thank Linda P
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Very interesting tour to learn about the Keys family's way of life and how they thrived in the desert.

Thank suru
Reviewed 28 March 2016

The tour takes you in the NP with a guide. Park Ranger Dave D. had a great way about telling the history of Keys Ranch and stops at each area of interest and describes what the history was on the building, machines, garden, trees etc....More

Thank Carrie D
Reviewed 10 March 2016

The Keys Ranch Guided Walking Tour is listed as a National Historic Register Site, the property is located in a remote, rocky canyon in Joshua Tree National Park. The owner, William Keys moved to Joshua Tree in 1910 to work as a minor and over...More

1  Thank LA_dweller
Reviewed 11 November 2015

The ranch is only accessible with a guided tour by a Joshua Tree NP ranger. I did my homework on the US Park Service website and found out about this 10am Sunday morning tour, and am so glad I did. Ranger Sarah Jane took us...More

2  Thank Rowdy G
Reviewed 12 August 2015

I loved this tour. The guide was very informative, and somehow I was interested in the history of the Keys' Ranch! :P I especially liked the parts where the guide told us about all the innovations of Mr. Keys. I visited this in 2012.

1  Thank Schwarzschild
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
29 Palms Inn
374 reviews
14.56 km away
The Rib Co.
360 reviews
12.50 km away
Thai Cafe
132 reviews
14.29 km away
Edchadas Mexican
194 reviews
14.32 km away
Nearby Attractions
Hidden Valley
435 reviews
3.47 km away
Joshua Tree National Park
2,045 reviews
6.20 km away
Barker Dam Trail
198 reviews
2.70 km away
Ryan Mountain
85 reviews
7.33 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Keys Ranch staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit