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LAX-Joshua Tree during rush hour

Hasselt, Belgium
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LAX-Joshua Tree during rush hour

I'm driving from LAX to Joshua Tree on September 19, at about 6.30 PM, which is still rush hour I suppose.

What's the best route to avoid traffic jams?

First the 105 and then 60, or north from the airport and then the 60? Or the 210 or the 91?

Don't mind a small detour, just not keen on standing in traffic jams after a 20 hour travelling day.

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1. Re: LAX-Joshua Tree during rush hour

You're really driving to the park itself, and not a nearby town where you're staying in a hotel, that late? Domestic or international flight? Renting a car? By the time you disembark, get your bags, get a shuttle to a rental car location and get your car, it could be 8 by the time you're on the road. Traffic won't be light, but at that point I'd probably take the quickest route. I'd probably take the 91 or 210 option. Just not the I-10.

Edited: 10 September 2013, 13:02
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2. Re: LAX-Joshua Tree during rush hour

Leave in the morning. Senseless to leave when it's dark and you won't see anything along the way.

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3. Re: LAX-Joshua Tree during rush hour

l'd just grit my teeth and do the 105 east to 605 north to 10 east, but it would be better to get an early start on the morning of the 20th.

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4. Re: LAX-Joshua Tree during rush hour

Thanks for the advice. We've driven between Vegas & LA quite a few times, so we just want to get to our first stop as soon as possible. We'll probably go for a hotel in the Riverside/Moreno Valley area and do some shopping for our camping nights later on the trip.

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