Planning your trip
HDTS 2013 - October 12-19


HDTS 2013 launches in just one month!

We’re so excited to share our general event itinerary with you, so you can begin to plan for your trip!  Here’s the basic rundown on how HDTS 2013 will work:

Each day we will focus on a specific leg of the route between Joshua Tree and Albuquerque–highlighting independent projects, performances, installations, and points of interest along the way.  There will be a lot to see–more than you will realistically be able to check out, so you will have to pick and choose in some instances—but each day will be anchored by one main evening site, near or at camping/motel/hotel accommodations (with the exception of Thursday October 17, the choose-your-own-adventure day of the trip!)

Looking for a ride, or have one to offer?  Let fellow HDTS 2013 travelers know!

Our full driving map and schedule of events will be released at the beginning of October–join our mailing list to make sure you don’t miss any important updates!
[UPDATE: driving map and schedule now available!]

October 12–13
Joshua Tree, Landers, Pioneertown, Yucca Valley, 29 Palms, Wonder Valley CA

Where to stay: Check out some options here.  Book early!  (The Joshua Tree Music Festival will also be in town!)  Saturday night camping behind The Palms is okay, too!

October 14
Amboy through Kingman AZ

Where to stay: Hill Top Motel, camping just east of Kingman

October 15
Crown King AZ

Where to stay: camping at the Mill Restaurant, or rooms at Bradshaw Mountain Guest Ranch, Cedar Roost Inn, Crown King Saloon, Bear Creek Cabins

October 16
Arcosanti AZ

Where to stay: camping is available at Arcosanti for $5 per person (no reservations necessary), along with a limited number of guest rooms.  Reservations and more info at 928.632.7135 or guests [at]  

October 17
Turkey Springs AZ or Gallup NM
(there will be two routes this day!  Choose between the off-the-beaten-path Turkey Springs AZ, or hop off Highway 40 for Gallup NM!)
Where to stay: UFO campout in Turkey Springs, or the El Rancho Hotel in Gallup (mention “High Desert Test Sites” for a discount). Camping is also available 60 miles east of Gallup at Bluewater Lake State Park (gates close at 9PM).

October 18
Belen, Los Lunas, Magdalena NM

Where to stay: campout in Belen, Water Canyon Campground in Magdalena (below the MRO), and plenty of motels/hotels in Socorro.

October 19
Albuquerque NM

Where to stay: Sandia Peak InnMonterey Motel, etc.