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National park home to thousands of Joshua trees

Joshua Tree National Park, located just outside of Twentynine Palms, California, is named after its signature plant species. It is also home to thousands of rock climbing routes, nearly 200 miles of hiking trails and five desert palm oases.

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City Recreation, Feb. 21

Youth volleyball league forms

Fort’s remains offer look into area’s past

Fort Piute, California, lies just outside Nevada’s southern tip, in the extreme eastern portion of the 1.6 million-acre Mojave National Preserve. Once you get there you’ll find not only the remains of an old military outpost, but also a tiny oasis around a perennial stream and American Indian petroglyphs.

City Recreation, Feb. 14

Girls 3-on-3 league concludes

City Recreation, Feb. 7

Boulder City Parks and Recreation Department’s men’s league basketball is finishing its second round of play on Tuesdays and Thursdays through February. Games begin at 6:30 p.m. in the new gymnasium.

Colorful murals hidden gem near Chloride

Those itching for a day trip should consider Chloride, Arizona, less than 100 miles south from Boulder City.

City Recreation, Jan. 31

Youth floor hockey season begins

Animal sanctuary offers ‘Wild’ time

Keepers of the Wild Nature Park is a nonprofit organization providing a safe haven for indigenous and exotic animals that have been abandoned, neglected or abused. Located along one of the most scenic sections of Route 66 in Arizona, it offers a pleasant and educational experience for all ages and is worth a few hours of anyone’s time.

City Recreation, Jan. 10

Men’s basketball league starts

Fiery red sandstone highlights park’s Bowl

Bowl of Fire within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area is very similar to the fiery red sandstone formations in Valley of Fire State Park, with occasional outcroppings of yellow, pink and orange, but it is more remote and offers much more solitude.