Roadrunner Retreat Guidebook

Jessica
Roadrunner Retreat Guidebook

Food scene

Casual spot with outdoor patio just 5 minutes a little further up the Mesa offering personal pizza and craft beer. Sometimes live music or even live painting on weekends.
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Giant Rock Meeting Room & Coffee House
1141 Old Woman Springs Rd
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Casual spot with outdoor patio just 5 minutes a little further up the Mesa offering personal pizza and craft beer. Sometimes live music or even live painting on weekends.
Foodie joint set outside a really cool old motel with tones of desert vibe. About 30 minutes away in 29 Palms. Great cocktails, a little spendy. Reservation recommended.
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Kitchen in the Desert
6427 Mesquite Ave
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Foodie joint set outside a really cool old motel with tones of desert vibe. About 30 minutes away in 29 Palms. Great cocktails, a little spendy. Reservation recommended.
A favorite breakfast joint in downtown Joshua Tree. Traditional stuff with a few surprises mixed in (try the Messy Jessie!). Often a line on weekends.
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Crossroads Cafe
61715 Twentynine Palms Highway
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A favorite breakfast joint in downtown Joshua Tree. Traditional stuff with a few surprises mixed in (try the Messy Jessie!). Often a line on weekends.
Great coffee stop. Get something to go while you wait for your table at Crossroads Cafe.
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Joshua Tree Coffee Company
61738 Twentynine Palms Highway
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Great coffee stop. Get something to go while you wait for your table at Crossroads Cafe.
Yummy smoothies and other healthy grab-and-go goodies in downtown Joshua Tree.
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Natural Sisters Cafe
61695 Twentynine Palms Highway
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Yummy smoothies and other healthy grab-and-go goodies in downtown Joshua Tree.
Pies to die for and other scrumptious organic baked goods in downtown Joshua Tree.
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Boo's Organic Oven
61675 Twentynine Palms Highway
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Pies to die for and other scrumptious organic baked goods in downtown Joshua Tree.
Great spot to grab a burrito, oatmeal, chia pudding, coffee beverage or other morning fuel right en route to the National Park entrance. Cute merch too.
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Roadrunner Grab+Go
6544 Park Boulevard
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Great spot to grab a burrito, oatmeal, chia pudding, coffee beverage or other morning fuel right en route to the National Park entrance. Cute merch too.
The most delicious mediterranean for takeout or delivery.
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Yucca Kabob and Hookah
57345 Twentynine Palms Highway
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The most delicious mediterranean for takeout or delivery.
Lovely upscale foodie joint just 5 minutes up Old Woman Springs Road. Not always open; be sure to check their hours before you plan to go.
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La Copine
848 Old Woman Springs Rd
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Lovely upscale foodie joint just 5 minutes up Old Woman Springs Road. Not always open; be sure to check their hours before you plan to go.
No frills tasty Mexican fare with great margs and a large patio.
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Las Palmas Mexican Cuisine
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No frills tasty Mexican fare with great margs and a large patio.
The famous BBQ institution in kitchy Pioneertown (about 20 minutes away). Expect to wait in line. Often live music on weekends, sometimes requiring advance tix.
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Pappy & Harriet's
53688 Pioneertown Road
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The famous BBQ institution in kitchy Pioneertown (about 20 minutes away). Expect to wait in line. Often live music on weekends, sometimes requiring advance tix.
Yummy Pioneertown Mexican fusion with lots of outdoor seating in the "Dog Park" and a great alternative if the lines are too long at Pappy's.
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The Red Dog Saloon
53535 Mane Street
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Yummy Pioneertown Mexican fusion with lots of outdoor seating in the "Dog Park" and a great alternative if the lines are too long at Pappy's.
Popular coffee shop with all the popular stuff ... lots of alternative milks, CBD boosts, etc. Often a line on weekend mornings.
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Frontier Café
55844 Twentynine Palms Highway
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Popular coffee shop with all the popular stuff ... lots of alternative milks, CBD boosts, etc. Often a line on weekend mornings.
Great bar with great bar food and a favorite place for lunch after a long morning hike in the park. Tons of rustic desert charm and a huge outdoor patio. Check out the crochet museum and souvenir shop off the same parking lot while you're there.
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Joshua Tree Saloon
61835 Twentynine Palms Highway
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Great bar with great bar food and a favorite place for lunch after a long morning hike in the park. Tons of rustic desert charm and a huge outdoor patio. Check out the crochet museum and souvenir shop off the same parking lot while you're there.
Pretty darn good pizza, and we've lived in Chicago and New York. Lots of topping options. The large is LARGE. Dine-in or take out.
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Pie for the People!
61740 Twentynine Palms Highway
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Pretty darn good pizza, and we've lived in Chicago and New York. Lots of topping options. The large is LARGE. Dine-in or take out.
Quirky fun new joint with a great beer/booch/cider/seltzer menu, delicious foodie eats, loads of bad (good) animal art, and a photo booth.
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The Tiny Pony Tavern
57205 Twentynine Palms Highway
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Quirky fun new joint with a great beer/booch/cider/seltzer menu, delicious foodie eats, loads of bad (good) animal art, and a photo booth.
Tasty new gastro joint in downtown twentynine. Best burger in the basin plus regular trivia and open mic nights.
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grnd sqrl
73471 Twentynine Palms Highway
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Tasty new gastro joint in downtown twentynine. Best burger in the basin plus regular trivia and open mic nights.

Favorite hikes

Well-maintained trail with informational signs along the way. Surrounded by majestic rock formations. Easy loop less than 1.5 miles. Suitable for young kids.
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Hidden Valley Nature Trail
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Well-maintained trail with informational signs along the way. Surrounded by majestic rock formations. Easy loop less than 1.5 miles. Suitable for young kids.
Easy loop less than 1.5 miles that leads to an actual dam where early settlers used to herd livestock. All the beauty you expect to see in the Park plus some petroglyphs. Suitable for young kids.
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Barker Dam
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Easy loop less than 1.5 miles that leads to an actual dam where early settlers used to herd livestock. All the beauty you expect to see in the Park plus some petroglyphs. Suitable for young kids.
Only about a mile and a half but its all stairs. This one's for the fit crowd with good knees. Pack a couple cold beverages to reward yourself at the top as you place a rock on the pile and enjoy the spectacular 360 degree views of the park.
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Ryan Mountain Trail
Park Boulevard
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Only about a mile and a half but its all stairs. This one's for the fit crowd with good knees. Pack a couple cold beverages to reward yourself at the top as you place a rock on the pile and enjoy the spectacular 360 degree views of the park.
Easy half-miler, well-maintained with informational signs. Great for young kids or the less mobile. Stellar scrambling and bouldering available in the surrounding (and breathtaking) rock formations for the more adventurous.
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Indian Cove Nature Trail
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Easy half-miler, well-maintained with informational signs. Great for young kids or the less mobile. Stellar scrambling and bouldering available in the surrounding (and breathtaking) rock formations for the more adventurous.
Easy half-miler with some pretty interesting folklore (Google Gram Parsons). Well-maintained with informational signs and perfect for young kids or the less mobile. Very climbable rocks surrounding the trail are fun for first-time boulderers.
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Cap Rock
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Easy half-miler with some pretty interesting folklore (Google Gram Parsons). Well-maintained with informational signs and perfect for young kids or the less mobile. Very climbable rocks surrounding the trail are fun for first-time boulderers.
Lovely desert walk out to great explorable rocks and slots. Photo opps galore, including the iconic Arch Rock itself. Can be as easy or as challenging as you like.
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Arch Rock Nature Trail
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Lovely desert walk out to great explorable rocks and slots. Photo opps galore, including the iconic Arch Rock itself. Can be as easy or as challenging as you like.
A wonderland of rolling rocks on both sides of the road. The iconic and highly photogenic Skull Rock is often crowded so get your pix in early and then explore all around the Jumbo Rocks area. Enter the park at 29 Palms entrance for quickest access.
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Skull Rock
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A wonderland of rolling rocks on both sides of the road. The iconic and highly photogenic Skull Rock is often crowded so get your pix in early and then explore all around the Jumbo Rocks area. Enter the park at 29 Palms entrance for quickest access.

City/town information

Just exactly an hour away, Big Bear offers skiing and snowboarding in the winter and early spring, and hiking, biking, and lake time in the summer and fall. Cute village full of mountain town vibes.
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Big Bear Lake
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Just exactly an hour away, Big Bear offers skiing and snowboarding in the winter and early spring, and hiking, biking, and lake time in the summer and fall. Cute village full of mountain town vibes.
You're just 45 minutes from all the glitz, glamour, pool scenes, antique shopping, and fine dining that Palm Springs has to offer.
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Palm Springs
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You're just 45 minutes from all the glitz, glamour, pool scenes, antique shopping, and fine dining that Palm Springs has to offer.
Little mountain town nestled amidst tall trees and rocks and less than an hour away. Artsy and outdoorsy, it's a charming sanctuary of slow speed hiking, shopping, and cute restaurants.
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Idyllwild-Pine Cove
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Little mountain town nestled amidst tall trees and rocks and less than an hour away. Artsy and outdoorsy, it's a charming sanctuary of slow speed hiking, shopping, and cute restaurants.
The town itself doesn't have much to offer but the aquifer underneath it offers curative spring water that has turned this desert town into "Spa City." Abundant boutique hotels and day spas offer natural pools, hot tubs, and treatments for healing, wellness and relaxation.
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Desert Hot Springs
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The town itself doesn't have much to offer but the aquifer underneath it offers curative spring water that has turned this desert town into "Spa City." Abundant boutique hotels and day spas offer natural pools, hot tubs, and treatments for healing, wellness and relaxation.

Cool & kitchy

Make an appointment to be bathed in sound and high vibes at this cosmic dome in the middle of the open desert.
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Integratron
2477 Belfield Boulevard
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Make an appointment to be bathed in sound and high vibes at this cosmic dome in the middle of the open desert.
Quirky little strip of old western film history, desert treasure shops, and the famous Pappy & Harriet's barbecue.
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Pioneertown
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Quirky little strip of old western film history, desert treasure shops, and the famous Pappy & Harriet's barbecue.
Super curious outdoor exploratorium of all kinds of "art" made exclusively from trash. Definitely worth spending an hour here. Kids love it.
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Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum
62975 Blair Lane
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Super curious outdoor exploratorium of all kinds of "art" made exclusively from trash. Definitely worth spending an hour here. Kids love it.
Yup they sell wine and rocks. Also great craft beer selection. Fun stop.
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Wine and Rock Shop
59006 Twentynine Palms Highway
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Yup they sell wine and rocks. Also great craft beer selection. Fun stop.
All kinds of cool rocks and crystals and geodes and desert energy stuff. Fair warning, it's kinda tight quarters with low tables ... very tempting for little hands.
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Joshua Tree Rock Shop
6448 Hallee Rd
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All kinds of cool rocks and crystals and geodes and desert energy stuff. Fair warning, it's kinda tight quarters with low tables ... very tempting for little hands.
Sprawling weekend flea market for desert weird treasures and rustic photo ops.
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Sky Village Outdoor Marketplace
7028 Theatre Rd
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Sprawling weekend flea market for desert weird treasures and rustic photo ops.